The South Korean media site Star News Korea stated on January 21, 2023 that the actor Vincenzo and Little Women After Chul passed away at the age of 36. According to reports, the actor was seeking therapy for his ill health. The media site further said that Na Chul died due to aggravated health problems he experienced when he was taken to hospital. However, after being hospitalized, his health rapidly deteriorated resulting in his untimely death. The actor’s cause of death is still unknown.
As an actor, he played a range of supporting roles, bringing to life the dramas and shows he appeared in. He was known for his humorous and villainous roles in several dramas including Through The Darkness, Happiness, Jirisan, DP, Hospital Playlist Season 1, Vincenzo, Little Woman and many more. Na Chul has also appeared in a number of movies, including Tune in for Love, Sinkhole, Extreme Job, and the upcoming Concrete Utopia. This was the actor’s last film under the direction of Um Tae-hwa, who previously directed Park Seo-joon and Park Bo-young.
As tributes to Na Chul continue to pour in, co-star Kim Go-eun makes a touching comment about the actor on Instagram.
Kim Go-eun, a South Korean actress, teamed up with Na Chul on the Netflix blockbuster drama Little Women, playing the lawyer of the actress’s character, Oh In-ju. As lawyers and clients, the two displayed impeccable synchronicity. Fans rather appreciated his performance in Vincenzo, where he played the supporting role of Na Deok-jin, the head of Babel’s investment and development team. He has received major accolades for his performance as an antagonist in the current super drama Weak Hero Class 1.
There, Na Chul portrayed Ki Gil-soo, a mobster notorious for luring high school students and naive youths into the gambling industry. In return for his loan, he grants them loans and then forces them to serve as his slaves for the rest of his life. Little Women co-star Kim Go-eun paid an emotional tribute to the actor in an Instagram photo, which she captioned:
“The greatest actor of all time. “The most incredible man, father, husband, son and friend.”
The actress continued:
“Thank you, Na Chul, for demonstrating what excellent acting is. I had hoped to see more of your work. REST IN PEACE.”
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After his death, the actress posted another photo of herself and the actor on her Instagram on January 22. She stated:
“I’m sorry I couldn’t be with you to the end. Thank you for creating these priceless experiences. Not sure what the rush was. It will be better than now. I will keep the two remaining treasures. Do not worry. Na Chul, rest in peace.”
Likewise, as news of the actor’s death spread on the internet, countless fans and celebrities paid tribute to him on social media. Netizens expressed their sadness at having to let him go this way, while expressing their condolences and gratitude for his recent work in Weak Hero Class 1, Once Upon a Small Time and others. On January 23, 2023, the actor’s funeral was held, and his loved ones sent their final goodbyes and condolences to the late star.