Unfortunate Events for "Reply 1988" Cast: Untimely Passing, Battle with Blood Cancer, and Personal Turmoil

Reply 1988

Tragic Events Surrounding "Reply 1988" Stars Leave Fans Grieving

Despite 8 years since its debut, "Reply 1988" still holds its place as a must-watch K-drama, beloved by fans of Korean entertainment. The heartwarming tale, weaving past and present, delves into family, love, and friendship within the Ssangmun neighborhood, continuing to captivate audiences across generations.


Park Bo-ram's Unexpected Passing at Age 30

The sudden death of singer Park Bo-ram on April 12 sent shockwaves through the public. Park gained recognition through her participation in the music show "SuperStar K2" and her rendition of "Hyehwadong," featured in the popular drama "Reply 1988." Her untimely demise left many saddened, with her bright future abruptly cut short.

According to authorities in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, Park Bo-ram had been drinking at a friend's house on the evening of April 11. At around 10 PM, she excused herself to use the restroom. Concerned when she didn't return after a prolonged period, her friends checked on her and found her unconscious on the bathroom floor.

Emergency services were immediately contacted, and attempts were made to resuscitate Park Bo-ram before she was rushed to Guri Hospital at Hanyang University. Tragically, she was pronounced dead at 11:17 PM on April 11. Police investigations are ongoing, and Park Bo-ram's management has urged the public to refrain from spreading unfounded rumors.

Park Bo-ram passed away suddenly while preparing for a series of 10th-anniversary activities. Just over a month ago, she had turned 30. Throughout her life, the singer faced various challenges, from losing both her parents at an early age to experiencing romantic heartbreak.

Choi Sung-won's Battle with Aggressive Blood Cancer

Choi Sung-won, born in 1985, portrayed the role of Duk-sun's younger brother in "Reply 1988", opposite Hyeri as the female lead. Despite having fewer scenes, his performance left a lasting impression on the audience and paved the way for numerous opportunities in his career.

However, just as his career was taking off, tragedy struck in May 2016 when Choi Sung-won was diagnosed with acute blood cancer. At the time, he was filming for the drama "Mirror Of The Witch" but had to halt production due to his health condition.

After undergoing intensive treatment, Choi Sung-won made a comeback to acting in 2017. Unfortunately, in 2020, the aggressive blood cancer returned, forcing him once again to step away from the limelight and focus on his health.

Although Choi Sung-won underwent a successful bone marrow transplant and is now free of blood cancer, the disease has taken a toll on his health. His appearance has noticeably aged, and his overall well-being has significantly deteriorated.

In early 2024, Choi Sung-won parted ways with his management company, further complicating his return to acting. He has openly expressed his struggles, admitting to drafting and deleting his will multiple times in despair over his situation. The news of Choi Sung-won's current condition has left fans deeply saddened.

Hyeri & Ryu Jun-yeol’s Rollercoaster Breakup

The love triangle drama involving Han So-hee, Ryu Jun-yeol, and Hyeri has stirred up quite a commotion.

In the series, Hyeri found love with Choi Taek (Park Bo-gum), but off-screen, her heart belonged to Ryu Jun-yeol. Their real-life romance was adored by fans and endured for years.

However, on November 13, 2023, the couple announced their split, leaving many fans devastated.

Just when it seemed like they had separated amicably, a romantic saga unfolded on March 15 involving Hyeri, Ryu Jun-yeol, and Han So-hee.

Things took an unexpected turn when a netizen spotted Ryu Jun-yeol and Han So-hee together in Hawaii. Hyeri posted a cryptic Instagram story in response, saying, “How interesting.”

Han So-hee retaliated with a meme of a dog holding a knife, questioning the interest, and confirming her relationship with Ryu Jun-yeol. However, she swiftly deleted the post after facing backlash, with many suspecting her of being the “third person” in Hyeri and Ryu Jun-yeol’s relationship. Han So-hee's subsequent lengthy posts defending herself only worsened the situation.

On March 30, Han So-hee announced her breakup with Ryu Jun-yeol after two weeks of drama, expressing frustration at his silence, Hyeri’s Instagram story, and the public's backlash.

Meanwhile, Ryu Jun-yeol faced criticism for his silence during the controversy and was embroiled in various other controversies, including environmental issues and real estate deals.

Hyeri also became a target of online hate, with aggressive netizens flooding her social media with hateful comments.

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