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Actress kidnapped by DPRK dies at 91

AFP-Jiji SEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North’s agents on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un’s late father and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family said.

Choi Eun Hee was the South’s most famous actress for decades before being brazenly abducted by North Korean spies in Hong Kong in 1978 at the request of the North’s then leader-in-waiting Kim Jong Il, an avid film fan.

During her visit to Hong Kong to meet a potential investor in her arts school, she was reportedly lured onto a boat by her guide before being transferred against her will to a cargo ship destined for North Korea.

Her husband Shin Sang Ok, a top director, was taken to the North soon after, although circumstances over his alleged abduction remain unclear.Speech

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