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Director Kim Ki Duk Passes Away Due To COVID-19 Complications

Director Kim Ki Duk Passes Away Due To COVID-19 Complications

Director Kim Ki Duk has passed away.

On December 11, it was reported that Director Kim Ki Duk has passed away due to COVID-19 complications. It was told that he had been in Latvia since November 20, to purchase a home in order to obtain residency status. He was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and died two days later in a hospital due to complications which were not disclosed.

His production company, Kim Ki Duk Film confirmed with Sports Chosen that Kim Ki Duk took his final breath in Latvia, they also stated that nothing has been decided concerning his funeral plans and his family was just hearing the sad news.

Kim Ki Duk is a well-known arthouse filmmaker, he is internationally known for his films such as “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring,” “3-Iron,” “Samaria,” “Pietà,” and more.

He is the only Korean director 5o have received awards from the world’s three major international film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin.

Kim Ki Duk passed away at the age of 59.

May his soul rest in peace.

 

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