Disney Actress Passes Away After Fatal Fall

Park Soo Ryun in Snowdrop
Credit: Disney

Hundreds, if not thousands, of actors and actresses, have worked for Walt Disney Studios. Many of whom are still with us and many of whom have passed away.

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Gone at 29 Years Old

Earlier this week, South Korean actress and Disney Plus star Park Soo Ryun died after a tragic accident.

While in South Korea, she fell down a set of stairs at Jeju Island, where she was about to perform hours later. The 29-year-old actress was rushed to the hospital and quickly pronounced brain dead.

The doctors made multiple attempts to revive her but were ultimately unsuccessful. Park Soo Ryun’s family decided to let her go and donate her organs.

Her Family Speaks

Her family told local media, “There must be someone who desperately needs organs. As her mother and father, we will be able to live comforted by the thought that her heart has gone to someone and is beating.”

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Snowdrop on Disney+

Park Soo Ryun starred in the Disney Plus Korean drama Snowdrop, one of the top streaming services shows in the Asia-Pacific market when it debuted. The series ran for sixteen episodes between December 2021 and January 2022. It followed the story of a female college student hiding a male friend (and later lover) from the government amid massive social upheaval in 1987 Korea.

Snowdrop Show on Disney Plus

Credit: Disney

Park Soo Ryun wasn’t the first Snowdrop actress to pass away at a young age. In 2022, the actress’s co-star Kim Mi soo died of unknown causes when she was also 29 years old. The details regarding that passing have been kept quiet due to the family’s request.

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Join us in offering our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the young Disney Plus star.

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)