The left striker for the Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Bluefang men’s professional volleyball team, Kim In-hyeok, has passed away. Previously, the sportsman had to deal with cruel remarks aimed at him because of his appearance. The young player’s body was discovered in his apartment, and the authorities are currently investigating the circumstances of his death. The 27-year-old was drafted by Korea Electric Power Corporation’s Big Storm in the 2017-2018 season after playing volleyball for Gyeongnam University of Science and Technology. In 2020, he moved to the Samsung Fire & Marine Bluefangs.
Kim In-Career hyeok’s and Sudden Death
According to media reports, the left-wing spiker for the Daejong Samsung Fire Bluefangs was discovered dead at his house on February 4. After impressing as an ace in college, the Suwon KEPCO Vixtorm picked Kim In-hyeok as a top-3 pick in 2017. The late athlete’s stellar performance as a member of Suwon KEPCO Vixtorm was cut short by a hand injury. Kim joined the Daejeon Samsung Fire Bluefangs in 2020. In the 2019-20 season, Kim In-hyeok scored 344 points in 32 games, showing his potential and making a notable impression. In the 2021-22 season, he had yet another injury that kept him out of all but two contests.
His professional success, however, suffered as a result of his injuries. Due to his injuries, he decided to leave the team in December 2021 and spend the season recuperating at home. Kim In-hyeok, meanwhile, had to deal with trolls and haters from the internet and volleyball fans his entire career. The volleyball player’s August 2021 social media post read, “All of these misunderstandings that I have disregarded over the past ten years.”
The post responded to negative comments that the celebrity had previously ignored. I thought it would be best to ignore them, but now I’m exhausted. You people who have never met me in person and know nothing about me are continuously harassing me with insults. Do not continue. I can no longer take it. No, I have never acted in any multimedia, I do not wear cosmetics, and no, I do not like guys. I am currently dating someone. No, I did not use any eye makeup or mascara. If you count using a toner and lotion as “makeup,” then yes, I wear makeup. Before his untimely demise, In-hyeok revealed that he had to endure racist slurs throughout his professional career, most notably on game days.
Throughout his professional career, Kim In-hyeok was subjected to hostile insults; nonetheless, he still produced exceptional performances. The volleyball player’s supporters argued that the players who needed him should not have judged him based on his appearance. One internet user pointed out that even after Kim left the squad to rest and recuperate, he continued to cope with cruel remarks. They said that people are increasingly hanging on to others for superficial reasons and not letting go until those superficial reasons are satisfied. We pray that the mourners of the deceased athlete can find the fortitude to remember and celebrate the life of someone who was taken from them far too soon.