[HanCinema’s News] Jang Hyung-don’s Mother Dies of a Stroke @ HanCinema

On February 14th MCP Entertainment announced that Jang Hyung-don’s mother had died. MCP Entertainment represents Jung Hyung-don, who is forty-three years old. His mother was seventy-five years old. Her funeral service is scheduled for the morning of February 16th. The death was not a sudden one. Jang Hyung-don had revealed on a variety show last year that his mother had been hospitalized for a stroke.


Jung Hyung-don is prinicipally a comedian and television presenter. Though well-known to many in the South Korean entertainment industry, he works mainly in variety shows, only occasionally making cameo appearance in scripted television dramas. His last such cameo was in “Please Don’t Date Him” which aired on MBCevery1 last year.

Written by William Schwartz

William Schwartz

Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema’s travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea’s public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via william@hancinema.net. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.

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