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Lee Yoo Young was devastated by boyfriend Kim Joo-hyuk’s death in a car crash

45-year-old South Korean Actor Kim Joo-hyuk died from a car crash in Seoul. His girlfriend actress Lee Yoo Young found out about the devastating death while recording for SBS' 'Running Man' and collapsed out of sorrow.

actor Kim Joo-hyuk and his girlfriend actress Lee Yoo Young

Learning the heart-broken news, Lee had a hard time believing and kept asking people around “Is he really dead?” for confirmation. Her agency revealed she was unable to continue filming the entertainment show.

actor Kim Joo-hyuk

According to local media, Kim Joo-hyuk was driving a Mercedes-Benz SUV that clipped another car, overturned and crashed into the wall of an apartment building before it caught fire. Photos of the car crash scene show that the car head and the front seats were completely shattered, and the car’s body was severely deformed.

Car body crashed into deformation

Car body crashed into deformation

Kim was a veteran actor with 20 years of filming experience. He has just won the Seoul Awards two days before the deadly accident for his role in the film Confidential Assignment.

actor Kim Joo-hyuk