K-ent is reporting sad news this weekend with the report that veteran actor Yum Dong Hun has passed away from illness at 55 years old. He was more famous for his character acting as frequent K-drama viewers would absolutely recognize him on sight even if not knowing his name in real life. Without such breadth of strong character and supporting actors the expansion of K-dramas and movies would never work since projects can’t just rely on male and female leads. He was most memorable to me as the cowardly and selfish Mayor in City Hall, which was the drama that turned me from a casual viewer to wanting to write about K-dramas, and coincidentally it was his first drama as well. Since then he has over two dozens dramas and a dozen movies under his belt and will be remembered for his impeccable character acting always disappearing into the role as needed. Condolences to his friends and family.