Actor Kim Sang-soon passes at 78

August 25, 2015
Kim Sang-soon (Yonhap)

Kim Sang-soon (Yonhap)

South Korean actor Kim Sang-soon, famous for his role in the television drama “Police Head,” died Tuesday after a battle with lung cancer, Yonhap reported.

He was 78.

Kim, who performed on theater stages beginning in 1954 before making a transition to MBC as a radio voice actor in 1961, entered KBS as one of its in-house actors in 1963.

His turn in “Police Head,” a long-running hit drama on MBC, which aired from 1971 to 1989, brought him to fame alongside Choi Bool-am, Cho Kyung-hwan and Nam Sung-hoon.

Kim’s TV credits included “Selling Happiness,” “Sun Rises, Moon Rises,” “Love on a Jujube Tree” and “Shindon,” as well as films “Escape,” “My Mother and Her Guest” and the third and fourth installments of “Kim Doo-hwan.”