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Full NameKim Sung-taekHangul김성민SpouseLee Hanna (m. 2013)AgentLobe EntertainmentRoleActorYearsactive1995-presentNameKim Sung-minOccupationActor
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Kim Sung-min (Korean: 김성민, February 14, 1973–June 26, 2016) was a South Korean actor.

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Career

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Kim made his acting debut in 1995, as a member of the theatre troupe Constellation (Hangul:성좌). In 2002, he rose khổng lồ stardom in the hit television drama Miss Mermaid. Miss Mermaid screenwriter im Sung-han cast him again in her next drama, Lotus Flower Fairy (also known as Heaven"s Fate, 2004). But when Miss Mermaid was exported khổng lồ Taiwan and the Philippines, foreign viewers had difficulty pronouncing his given name "Sung-taek," so to lớn further build his Korean Wave profile, Kim adopted the stage name Kim Sung-min in 2005. He then starred in leading roles in Single Again and Tears of Diamond.

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Comic supporting roles followed in Couple or Trouble (2006) where he played a selfish yet hapless husband to lớn an heiress, và Family"s Honor (2008) where he played a playboy twin brother who has an unlikely romance with a tomboyish policewoman. Then Kim surprised audiences by portraying a darker character, an adulterous husband in What"s for Dinner? (2009), followed by his first period drama, The Reputable Family (2010). He also appeared in the popular variety-reality show Qualifications of Men, và during its run was selected as a guest by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds on their 2009 Far East Tour at Osan Air Base.

On December 4, 2010, Kim was arrested in a drug scandal which also implicated other celebrities. During police questioning, he admitted khổng lồ habitually using methamphetamine and marijuana, & smuggling the former substance into Korea. On January 24, 2011, the Seoul High Court sentenced him to lớn four years in prison; upon Kim"s appeal, the jail term was reduced to lớn 30 months suspended for four years, along with two years of probation, 120 hours of community service, 40 hours of substance abuse education, and a ₩904,500 fine. Kim was released from a prison in Uiwang, Gyeonggi Province on March 25, 2011. Because of this, he was dropped from Qualifications of Men & went on a hiatus.

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After laying low for two years, Kim made his acting comeback in Can We Get Married? in 2012. Due lớn the conservatism of Korean network television, he has so far appeared solely in cable dramas, including Can"t Take It Anymore (2013), và The Three Musketeers (2014) for which he trained in martial arts, horseback riding and the Manchu language for his role as a Qing Dynasty general.

On March 11, 2015, Kim was again arrested for purchasing & ingesting methamphetamine. He allegedly bought 0.8 grams on November 24, 2014 from a dealer who had smuggled the drug from Cambodia. During police questioning, Kim claimed that he only used the drug once, và that his relapse had been caused by troubles in his marriage và a slump in his acting career. For illegal drug use & violating his probation, Kim was sentenced to lớn 10 months in prison và a ₩700,000 (US$590) fine.

Personal life


Kim married dentist Lee Han-na on February 20, 2013. Lee is the head of a Gangnam dental clinic and has frequently appeared on television lớn give dental health advice.

Death

On 24 June 2016, Kim Sung Min"s wife called police to kiểm tra on her husband, saying that he had threatened to kill himself following an argument. Police found him attempting khổng lồ commit Suicide by hanging in the bathroom. On 26 June, the police stated Kim Sung Min, who had been in a coma since 24 June, was diagnosed as brain dead at 2AM KST. The diagnosis was confirmed at 10:15 AM KST, & Kim Sung Min"s family agreed lớn donate his organs. The police will have khổng lồ sign off on the organ donation & a transplant could occur in the afternoon.