Jung Joong Ji’s mother confirmed her son’s death on Twitter on September 20, 2022. In the tragic post, she shared a photo of herself clutching her son’s burial photos and said,
” I’m talking about Jung Joong Ji’s mother. Jung Joong Ji, my son, committed suicide. “I’m at a loss for words right now.”
The second image in the tweet displayed the actor’s burial notifications and funeral information, like as dates. The actor’s mother acknowledged that her son committed himself, although the family provided no particular explanation for the actor’s grave choice. The tragic revelation comes amid an alarming number of suicides in South Korea, particularly in the entertainment and K-pop industries.
Netizens are affectionately remembering the late actor.
Fans have been paying respect to the actor on social media. According to the comments, Jung Joon Ji was well-liked and followed by a large number of people.
tw: su*cide, b*llying
a former produce 101 contestant named jung joong ji sadly took his own life, and no one is talking about how he claimed during the show he was b*llied by yoon jisung (leader of wanna one)? whether this is true or not, i’m wondering how he still has a career
— idleentries🧚♂️ I LOVE IS COMING❤️ (@idleentries) September 22, 2022
Back in 2017, when Jung Joong Ji controversy happened, here are the comments regarding his suicide letter . I really wonder how those people are feeling now that this idol passed away. That’s why every1 should mind their own damn business & stop bark. This led to a suicide https://t.co/a72gHqwGoe pic.twitter.com/4RjEjfkyAW
— RoadKa (@road_ka) September 22, 2022
More information about Produce101 actor Jung Joong Ji
Jung Joong Ji rose to prominence after appearing on MNET’s Produce 101 Season 2, which gave rise to the K-pop group Wanna One. He was presented as a trainee for Wayz Company. Due to his ‘boyfriend material’ photographs and looks on social media at the time, the aspiring actor swiftly garnered notoriety. During the competition, he attracted notice to his abilities as a singer and dancer, but he was eliminated in Episode 5. In 2018, he had his first fan gathering and won the Hanbit Award for the actor category, which was sponsored by the Hallyu selection organization committee. Prison and The Essence of Love are two of his most well-known roles as an actor.
In addition, the singer was accused of s*xual assault. The star ultimately apologized publicly, and the accuser removed their SNS post. His feud with former Wanna One member Yoon Ji Sung became public as well, with Joong Ji accusing the latter of being a bully. He also admitted to “feeling suicidal” as a result of harsh remarks and trolls targeting him online, and implored,
“I am not lying, no matter what anybody says. Whoever believes me or not, I just wrote the truth with my palm over my heart. I’m not frightened of anybody criticizing me since I wrote this honestly.”
[…] Also, please refrain from sending me direct messages; I, too, am human. “Please stop harassing me.”
Wayz Company also filed a defamation suit against the aspiring musician after he alleged that the agency fabricated the s*xual assault case for ‘noise marketing.’ Following that, the actor moved on to Think Technique, another broadcasting, and entertainment firm.