South Korean Director Kim Ki-Duk Dies

Award-winning South Korean director Kim Ki-duk has died in Latvia after contracting the coronavirus, according to media reports. He was 59.

According to an AP report, he died while being treated for COVID-19 at a hospital in Latvia during the early hours of Dec 11 local time.

Kim has achieved the top prize at Venice Film Festival and have also won a prize at the 2011 Cannes film festival and best-director awards at other prominent fests.