On February 9, 2021, media outlets reported that a young female 7th grade civil servant had been discovered dead in her house.
The young lady was revealed to have been a familiar face with the public, as she appeared on tvN’s You Quiz On The Block as the youngest civil servant to pass the examination system at 20 years old (international age). She was working at the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) before her death.
The police is currently investigating the case, but it has been speculated that there was no foul play. A will has not yet been discovered. Representatives at SeMA released a statement, claiming that most of the workers are under work-from-home initiatives due to the pandemic. The museum also claims that the case is under investigation by the police and internally they are unable to grasp a reason for her death.
SeMA also responded to public speculation that the deceased could have been bullied at her workplace, claiming “the employee in question has been working for a year at the museum’s research department. We have never heard that she was bullied at the workplace. If workers are having a rough time, they usually consult the management department or their department heads but the employee in question has never made any requests to transfer departments or change her job scope.”
It has also been reported that SeMA is in discussion with the deceased’s family, as they feel “Rather than an internal investigation, we feel that preparing for the funeral is more appropriate.”
The deceased previously drew public attention on You Quiz On The Block, due to her unique background. Despite majoring in theatre, she managed to pass the civil service examinations at a young age. She also captivated the public with her youthful charms and bubbly attitude.
On the show, she revealed, “At first it was hard for me to adjust. Working life is way more different from school life, than expected. There’s no one around my age and I am the only female in the department I was dispatched to so it is a little bit difficult.”
All clips of her on the show has been deleted from public viewing platforms as of the release of this news. It is still available on pay-per-view.