Saturday, August 17, 2013

Actor-theater director dies in drowning accident

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
An actor and theater director best known for appearing in the 2011 drama "Dream High" was found dead in what police said was a case of drowning.
The body of Baek Won Gil, 42, was found at about 9 a.m. on Aug. 16 in the waters of Namdaecheon in Gangwon, South Korea.

The Gangwon Fire Department searched for Baek Won Gil after it received a phone call from his colleague who said the actor-director didn't return home, according to ENewsWorld.
Baek Won Gil was fishing when the drowning accident occurred.
"Police launched an investigation, assuming that he drowned after he slipped while setting his fish tank into place," according to the ENewsWorld report.
Baek Won Gil appeared in dramas such as "Sirius" aired this year, "Soldier" in 2012 and "Late Night Hospital" and "Identical Criminals" in 2011.
His movies included "The Winter of the Year was Warm" in 2012, "Children" and "Funny Neighbors" in 2011, "Second Half Korea" and "The Yellow Sea" in 2010.
He directed plays such as "Break Out" and "Jump."
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