The South Korean media site Star News Korea stated on January 21, 2023, that Vincenzo and Little Women actor Na Chul had died at the age of 36. According to reports, the actor was seeking therapy for his ill health. The media site further said that Na Chul died as a result of aggravated health problems that he was experiencing when he was taken to the hospital. However, after being hospitalized, his health rapidly worsened, resulting in his untimely death. The actor’s cause of death remains unknown.
As an actor, he performed a range of supporting parts, bringing to life the dramas and shows in which he appeared. He was noted for his humorous and villain roles in a variety of dramas, including Through The Darkness, Happiness, Jirisan, D.P., Hospital Playlist season 1, Vincenzo, Little Woman, and many more. Na Chul has also appeared in a number of films, including Tune in for Love, Sinkhole, Extreme Job, and the forthcoming Concrete Utopia. This was the actor’s last film under the direction of Um Tae-hwa, who previously directed Park Seo-joon and Park Bo-young.
As tributes to Na Chul continue to flood in, co-star Kim Go-eun delivers a touching remark about the actor on Instagram.
Kim Go-eun, a South Korean actress, collaborated with Na Chul on the Netflix blockbuster drama Little Women, in which he portrayed the lawyer for the actress’ character, Oh In-ju. As attorneys and clients, the two demonstrated flawless synchronicity. Fans previously appreciated his performance in Vincenzo, where he portrayed the supporting role of Na Deok-jin, the chief of Babel’s investment and development team. He has received great accolades for his performance as the antagonist in the current smash drama Weak Hero Class 1.
There, Na Chul portrayed Ki Gil-soo, a mobster infamous for luring high school and naive youths into the gambling industry. In exchange for his loan, he grants them loans and then forces them to serve as his slaves for the rest of his life. Kim Go-eun, co-star of Little Women, offered an emotional homage to the actor in an Instagram photo, which she captioned:
“The greatest actor of all time. “The most incredible guy, father, husband, son, and friend.”
The actress went on to say:
“Thank you, Na Chul, for demonstrating what excellent acting is. I was hoping to see more of your work. RIP.”
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Following his death, the actress uploaded another photo of herself and the actor on her Instagram on January 22. She stated:
“I’m sorry I couldn’t be with you till the very end. Thank you for creating these priceless experiences. I’m not sure what the hurry was. It will be better than it is now. I’ll retain the two remaining treasures. Don’t be concerned. Na Chul, rest in peace.”
Similarly, when word of the actor’s death spread on the internet, numerous fans and celebrities paid homage to him on social media. Netizens expressed their sadness at having to let him go in this manner, as they proceeded to express their condolences and gratitude for his recent work in Weak Hero Class 1, Once Upon a Small Time, and others. On January 23, 2023, the actor’s burial was held, and his loved ones sent their last goodbyes and sympathies to the late star.