2NE1′s Minzy grandmother has passed away on the morning of July 9, after fighting against the aftermath of a sudden stroke in 1998.
According to ygladies, at 4:49am (KST) of July 9, Gong Ok Jin (Minzy’s grandmother) closed her eyes, leaving behind a legacy as perhaps one of Korea’s most legendary traditional dancers. She was 81-years old.
Although more famous in present day as having 2NE1’s Gong Minzy as her great-granddaughter, Gong Ok Jin held her own fame for her pansori (traditional singing) and Korean folk dance, especially her own creation of ‘the dance of the handicapped’ and ‘animal imitation dance,’ making her one of the most famous solo folk dancers in Korea.
According to YG Entertainment, upon hearing the sad news, Minzy is in shock and plans on going to the wake with her parents.
Park Jin Young, who was greatly influenced by Gong Ok Jin′s performances in the past, tweeted on July 9, “10 years ago, I went to see Gong Ok Jin′s performance while wearing a hat and mask to Daehangro. She was the greatest entertainer I′ve ever seen. In just one minute, she made crying people laugh, and laughing people cry. That was the first time I repeatedly cried and laughed the most in two hours. Thank you.”
Her wake is currently held in Youngkwang in Jeonnam province. Her funeral will take place on July 11 in Busan.
We send our sincere condolences to Minzy and Gong Ok Jin family.
May she rest in peace.
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Credit/Source : ygladies