Actress Koo Bon Im Dies After Battling With Nasopharyngeal Cancer

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Actress Koo Bon Im has passed away at the age of 50 while fighting nasopharynx cancer. She had been receiving treatment for over a year, but unfortunately lost the battle against the disease.

The reports stated that she passed away on Sunday at around 4:50 am KST. The funeral will take place on April 23 and the venue is Incheon Shillakwon Funeral Home.

Koo Bon Im was widely known for her many unforgettable performances in television dramas, movies and plays. She also received much appreciation for her acting in “Secrets, Objects,” and “A Werewolf Boy”.



What is Nasopharynx Cancer?

  • It is a rare type of head and neck cancer, which starts in the upper part of your throat, behind the nose.
  • It is most common in southern China and southeast Asia, as well as other parts of Asia, North Africa, Alaska and Canada.
  • The risk is higher in those people who smoke, drink lots of alcohol and work around wood dust or a chemical called formaldehyde.

We send our condolences to her family and loved ones.