Song Hae was a South Korean singer and television host who was born on April 27, 1927, and passed away on June 8, 2022.

In addition to serving in the military during the Korean War, he was most known for his work as the host of the music program Korea Sings, which he began in 1988 and continued to host until his passing in 2022.

According to the Seoul National University Hospital, he died Wednesday at his residence in South Korea’s capital, Seoul. The cause of death has yet to be determined by hospital officials.

Song had expressed a wish to leave KBS TV’s “National Singing Contest,” the weekly show he emceed for nearly three decades, in recent media interviews, complaining about his poor recovery from COVID-19 after being diagnosed with the condition in March.

Song Hae List Of Awards & Honours

Song Hae has won a lot of awards in his career as a TV personality, host, MC, and singer. Below are some of the awards and honors he has received in his career.

Year Award-giving body Category Nominated work
2001 Korean Entertainment Art Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) N/A
2008 Baeksang Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
2010 Korea Communications Commission Achievement Award
2014 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards Order of Cultural Merit
2015 KBS Entertainment Awards Best Couple Look at Me (with Jo Woo-jong)
2016 Korean Producer Awards TV Host Award N/A
2022 Guinness World Records Oldest TV Music Talent Show Host N/A