Parasite actor Lee Sun-kyun, 48, was discovered dead
Lee Sun-kyun, a South Korean actor who is most known for his role in the film Parasite, which won an Academy Award, has reportedly been discovered dead, as reported by the police. It is thought that the actor, who is 48 years old, was discovered unconscious in a car at a park in the central area of Seoul on Wednesday as well.
Yonhap news agency reported that according to a complaint that was obtained by the police, Lee had left his home after leaving a message. However, it is not known whether Lee committed suicide. Since the month of October, he had been the subject of an inquiry for alleged drug use.
According to Yonhap, he was accused of doing drugs with a member of staff at a pub in Seoul before the incident occurred. Additionally, he had stated that despite the fact that he had taken what she had given him, he was unaware that the substances were illegal drugs.
He rejected the allegations that he had used drugs at her residence on many occasions, which were apparently made by the hostess to the authorities. A lie detector test was something that he had made a request for before through his attorney. According to the article, the results of his drug tests were either negative or lacking in clear evidence.
It was reported by local Korean sources that the police expressed their grief that Lee had passed away while the inquiry was still ongoing, but they further stated that the probe was “conducted with [his] agreement.”
HODU&U Entertainment, the agency that represents Lee, issued a statement in which they claimed, “There is no way to conceal the pain and anguish.” We would like to politely request that you refrain from sharing erroneous facts that are based on speculation… in order to ensure that [Lee’s] closing trip will not be unjust.
Due to the fact that there has been a significant amount of attention surrounding the probe, Lee’s reputation has suffered significant damage. His participation in the mystery television series No Way Out, which had begun filming in October, was terminated.
During the course of his playing career, which spanned over twenty years, the actor was married to the actress Jeon Hye-jin and the two of them had two kids together. Throughout the 2010s, he became a well-known figure all over the world by playing the lead role in a large number of films and television shows.
After playing the role of Park Dong-ik in the film Parasite, he became famous all over the world. He was the father of the wealthy Park family, which was later invaded by members of a poor family who pretended to be unrelated individuals.
By winning four honours at the Academy honours in 2020, including the award for best picture, the movie made history by becoming the first film in a language other than English to win the accolade.
South Korean law considers drug offences, particularly those involving the use of marijuana, to be among the most serious types of criminal violations. It is possible to receive a prison sentence of up to five years for the consumption of marijuana.