Korean entertainer Ahn Jae Hwan (36) decomposed body was discovered at 9.20am today inside his SUV. Police have classified this as suicide and are now investigating the actual motives that led to him taking this unfortunate path.
Ahn Jae Hwan and wife Jung Sun Hee was one of the famous “celebrity couples” in the Korean entertainment industry and had just tied the knot last November after dating for just three months. His suicide is speculated to have come from his repeated failures at business ventures in 2008 or failing health.
One of his business ventures was setting up a movie production company and producing a movie called “Icing” but filming was aborted in May this year due to lack of sponsors and dispute between production staff. Some speculate that it was due to his wife Jung Sun Hee’s statement in April which was indirectly linked by netizens to the mad cow protests, leading to a torrent of abuse directed at the couple. It subsequently led to Jung Sun Hee being suspended and Ahn Jae Hwan’s business to suffer, eventually leading to bankruptcy.
He had actually left home a month ago with his whereabouts unknown and wondered around before apparently killing himself. Eye-witnesses reportedly saw his car parked in the same location without moving for the past three weeks and his body was already in a decomposition state when discovered.
Three notes were left behind where Ahn Jae Hwan expressed his love for his wife, saying sorry to his parents and finally donating the organs in his body if it was discovered in time. Three bottles of soju and two burnt charcoal briquettes were found where he probably died of carbon dioxide inhalation.
Jung Sun Hee fainted upon receiving the news this morning and was admitted to hospital. It was later revealed by police that phone records showed that the last call made by Ahn Jae Hwan was to his wife 18 days ago and it was the last known moment when he was still alive. He is believed to have committed suicide shortly after making his last phone call. What a depressing 2008.