Theater actor Jeong Joong Ji, who also competed in Produce 101 Season 2, has passed away by suicide. A Twitter account revealing that they were Jeong Joong Ji’s mother made a post on September 20, stating that her son has passed away by suicide back on September 9. She attached a picture of his funeral and herself with his picture at the funeral.
정중지 어미 입니다
아들 중지가 스스로 목숨을 끊었습니다
지금 기분은 뭐라 이루 말 할 수 없습니다. pic.twitter.com/UsPxQ2PQCq
— 아들아안녕 (@myson012) September 19, 2022
This is Jeong Joong Ji’s mother.
My son, Joong Ji, has taken his own life.
I have no words for how I feel right now.
— Jeong Joong Ji’s mother
Wikitree has also stated that Joong Ji’s younger sister posted about her brother’s passing, but has since made her Instagram account private.
Jeong Joong Gi was best known for his appearance on Produce 101 Season 2, where he finished at 64th place. Following his appearance in Produce 101 Season 2, Jeong Joong Ji appeared as an actor in the theater performance, Prison and Essence of Love. He also won the Hallyu Star Award for actors at the 2017 Hallyu Selection Organizing Committee Awards and held his first fan meeting in 2018.
May he rest in peace.