- Byun Hui-su was discharged from her duties back in 2020 after performing a gender reassignment surgery
- The 23-year-old was reported to be missing since February 28, and the authorities, who found her, said she had passed away a few days earlier
- At the time of her death, Byun was fighting a lawsuit contesting her dismissal from the military
South Korea's first transgender soldier was found dead in her home on Wednesday, March 3.
According to CNN, Byun Hui-su, who was discharged from her duties back in 2020 after performing a gender reassignment surgery, was found dead at her home in Cheongju, a city south of Seoul.
The 23-year-old, a staff sergeant before her dismissal, reportedly had the surgery while on leave in Thailand.
Byun is said to have gone silent since February 28 and a local counselling centre, where she used to attend sessions, informed authorities of her absence.
The emergency officials who were first to arrive at her home said she could have died a few days before the day she was found.
At the time of her death, Byun was fighting a lawsuit contesting her dismissal from the military due to her reassignment surgery.
According to a spokeswoman for a military advocacy group that had worked with Byun, she was set for a hearing in April, just a month before her passing.
The cause of death is still unknown.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that former Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner who was once known as Bruce transitioned into a woman when she was 65 years old.
The decision was received with both support and criticism from her fans.
Now 71, the lady who was once married to reality star Kris Jenner has explained why she still allows her children to call her “dad”.
During a chat with her daughter Kylie as the two sat for a makeup session, the latter asked Caitlyn why she still bears the tag with so much pride.
In other news, there is trouble in paradise. Transgender actor Elliot Page popularly known for his roles on Juno and Umbrella Academy has been said to have filed for divorce from his wife Emma Portner.
The two had been married for just three years and seemed to be okay even after the actor went public with his transition from a woman to a man.
The pair were often referred to as goals thanks to their picture-perfect snaps that often made it to social media.
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Source: Briefly News