The Snowdrop star's agent released a statement to share the "sorrow" of the actress' friends and family over the news.

In a statement today her agency Lanscape said: “Kim suddenly left us on Jan. 5.

"The bereaved family is currently very heartbroken by the sudden mournful news.

"The bereaved are deep in their sorrow at the sudden sadness."

The statement added: "We sincerely ask you to refrain from making up rumours or speculative reports so that the bereaved family, who are in shock and grief-stricken, can reverently commemorate the deceased.

"As per her family’s wishes, the funeral will be held quietly in private.

"Please wish for Kim Mi Soo to rest in peace, and once again, we offer our deepest condolences to the deceased."

The actress' cause of death is yet to have been confirmed.

Kim Mi-soo has died at the age of 29, her agent has confirmed

South Korean actress Kim began her acting career in 2018 as she appeared in movie Lipstick Revolution.

She then turned to television as she appeared in JTBC anthology series Drama Festa and later landed a supporting role in 2020 tvN drama Hi Bye Mama!.

Kim also appeared in Netflix's The School Nurse Files and romantic drama Yumi's Cells.

The actress then appeared on Disney+ series Snowdrop as Yeo Jung-min.

While all of the Snowdrop episodes are yet to have been aired, it's understood filming has wrapped.

Snowdrop, which is available to air in selected regions, is set in 1987 in South Korea – a politically historical year for the country.

The series focuses on graduate student Jung Hae-in, who is discovered covered in blood by Eun Young-ro, a female university student.

She had also been cast to star in upcoming drama Kiss Six Sense, which the star is understood to have begun filming before her death.

It's since been reported filming for the series has been shut down for the day following the tragic news of her death, the Mirror reports.