Actor Namkoong Won poses in the file photo from July, 2008. Yonhap

Actor Namkoong Won, a leading star in the 1960s and 70s in the Korean cinema scene, passed away on Monday, according to Asan Medical Center. He was 90.The actor’s family revealed that he had been battling lung cancer for the past few years.Born in 1934, Namkoong graduated from Hanyang University with a chemical engineering degree before debuting as an actor in 1958 with the film “When the Night Comes Again.” He rose to casinositekingcom fame with his heartthrob look, which earned him the nickname “Korean Greggory Peck.”He played the lead role in various films, including the war film “The Red Scarf” (1964), the drama film “I Love Mama” (1975), and the thriller film “Woman of Fire” (1971), and built a prolific acting career starring in over 340 films throughout the 1960s to 90s.

He won several accolades for his acting performances, including Best Supporting Actor at the Buil Film Awards and Best Actor at the Grand Bell Awards. He was also awarded with Order of Cultural Merit in 2016.His most recent project was a supporting role in the 2011 hit romance series “Scent of a Woman,” marking his first venture into the small screen.His son is former lawmaker Hong Jung-wook, who is now chairman of the food company Organica. The funeral will be held privately at Asan Medical Center, located in Songpa 카지노사이트킹 District, Seoul.

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