Song Bok-hee, also known professionally as Song Hae, was a South Korean television host and singer.
From 1988 until his death in 2022, he had been the host of the music show Korea Sings and was also a veteran of the Korean War.
Song Bok-hee was born on April 27, 1927, in modern-day Chaeryŏng-gun, South Hwanghae Province in North Korea.
He fled to the south via boat during the Korean War and arrived in Busan port. As a souvenir of that voyage, he later adopted the stage name Hae (meaning sea) and used it as his stage name.
Song served as a military signaller for the South, and claimed to have sent the message for the end of the Korean War.
Hae made his debut in the Changgong musical troupe in 1955. Song, who was 60 years old, became the emcee of Korea Sings in 1988. He held that position until his death in 2022.
Song Hae Children: Song Sook-kyeong, Song Sook-young
Song Sook-kyeong and Song Sook-young are the children of the late Song Hae.
A little is known about them, as our efforts to find out more about them came to no avail.
Hae, who was single at the time of his death, was previously married to Seok Ok-i.
The couple got married in 1952 and divorced in 2018. However, it’s unknown whether he had the children with her or not.
Song Hae died on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at the age of 95 at his home in South Korea’s capital, Seoul, according to the Seoul National University Hospital.