It’s with a sorrowful heart to share the news the veteran grandma/queen level actress Kim Young Ae has passed away today at the age of 65. She’s a senior in age but 65 years old is still much too early for her to pass, and alas her passing was not due to natural causes as she succumbed to her fight with pancreatic cancer. In recent years her memorable roles were as the meany witchy grandma obstacle for the main leads in dramas such as Mirror of the Witch and Kill Me, Heal Me, doing an amazing job at making viewers seethe whenever she came onscreen because she was splendid at being awful.
She was last seen onscreen in February as a veteran cast member of weekend drama Laurel Tree Tailors, which she filmed for 9 months while undergoing chemo for cancer treatment. Her professionalism and commitment to the craft has left a legacy of dramas and movies behind that started over forty years ago when she debuted in 1971, all of which will stand the test of time with her acting. Rest in peace and you will be missed and remembered as beloved in the industry you helped to build for the Hallyu generation.