Yeo Woon Kye is a South Korean film actress and television personality. She often played the role of a grandmother or “grandmotherly figure” and is best known for Korean films such as Money’s Warfare, Bad Family and My Name is Kim Sam Soon.
Ms.Yeo was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2007 while shooting the SBS movie The King and I, but she continued to act and began work on the KBS2 production of Jang Hwa and Hong Ryeon (The Tale of Two Sisters). Eventually quitting the production due to pneumonia, indicating the spread of cancer to her lungs.
Yeo entered the hospital intensive care unit in May 2009. Reports say that she fell into a coma and was placed on life support. She died around 8 P.M. on May 22, 2009, at the Incheon Catholic Medical Center in Incheon, South Korea, at the age of 69. Her funeral was held at the Yonsei University Severance Hospital.