A 29 years old Jang Ja Yeon is one of the cast of the famous Korean Series " Boys over Flowers" which is recently shown here Philippines. Her role is one of the mean girls.
Her tragic death shocked everyone in Korea. The sister found Jang Ja Yeon dead by committing suicide last March 7,2009 around 7 P.M. by hanging herself at the staircase. Before she commit suicide, Jang Ja Yeon friends said that she was having a problem in her contract renewal , she said "It's very hard and I want to die". She left a letter that reveal she had been coerced into sex with well-known figures and physically/ verbally abused. The police are taking measures to ensure the letter is authentic before it will be release to public.
I can say that entertainment industry is extremely dirty specially if you want to be famous and to have a big break to the industry they will take advantage to you.
Jang Ja Yeon started her career in 2006 as a TV commercial model then into a small role drama and now into a popular "Boys over Flowers".