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Top South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk dies from Covid-19 in Latvia

Renowned South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk has passed away at 59 from Covid-19 complications while visiting Latvia.

Top South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk dies from Covid-19 in Latvia

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Kim’s family confirmed to South Korean media that he passed away on Friday.

The director had reportedly arrived in Latvia to buy a house in the Baltic country, but later failed to show up for a scheduled meeting, Latvian news website Delfi said. 

Russian documentary film director Vitaly Mansky told the website that Kim had passed away as a result of Covid-19 complications at 1:20am local time.

Kim was the only South Korean director to win awards at all three major European film festivals: Cannes, Venice, and Berlin.

His film ‘Pieta’, a drama about a debt collector, earned him a Golden Lion in Venice in 2012.

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