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  1. Details on his death
  2. Look back on his career
  3. He was alleged drug use

Lee Sun-Kyun, Star Of Oscar-Winning Film “Parasite,” Found Dead In Car

Do you remember Lee Sun Kyun, the star of Oscar-winning film “Parasite”? It is sad to announce that he passed away at age 48 - too young for a talented actor. At the time of his death, he was under investigation for alleged drug consumption. 
His passing is a global loss, especially felt by the people of Korea. For them, it's a significant loss to the domestic film industry. Lee Sun Kyun was a talented actor, taking on various roles in numerous films, and almost always receiving positive feedback.

Details on his death

Lee Sun-Kyun's death Source: East News
In a sad turn of events, Lee Sun-kyun, known for his role in "Parasite," has passed away, confirmed by South Korea's emergency office. He was found lifeless in a car in a Seoul park on December 27, 2023. 
Earlier, police discovered him unconscious after his family reported him missing. Reports suggest a message like a suicide note and a charcoal briquette were found in the car. Fans are grappling with the untimely loss of a beloved actor whose talent resonated far beyond the screen.

Look back on his career

Lee Sun-Kyun's acting career Source: East News
Lee Sun-kyun, famous for his role in “Parasite” as the head of a wealthy family, won a Screen Actors Guild award in 2021 for the film's outstanding cast. In 2022, he got nominated for Best Actor at the International Emmy Awards for his role in the sci-fi thriller "Dr. Brain."
Before gaining fame abroad with “Parasite,” Lee was a familiar face on Korean screens for decades. He became well-known for his roles in popular dramas like “Coffee Prince (2007),” “Behind The White Tower,” “Pasta (2010),” and “My Mister (2018).”

He was alleged drug use

Lee Sun-kyun was alleged drug use Source: East News
Lee was under police investigation for alleged drug use at a bar hostess's residence. He claimed he was tricked and unaware of what he took. Despite his denial, the investigation led to tabloid coverage and online rumors about his private life. Lee responded by filing a lawsuit against two individuals, including the hostess, accusing them of blackmail.
Lee Sun-kyun was under police investigation for alleged drug use Source: East News

In late October, when questioned at an Incheon police station near Seoul, Lee bowed deeply and apologized to fans and family. Expressing regret for the difficulties his family endured, he apologized again. Recently, Incheon police announced the conclusion of their investigation into Lee's drug use allegations. However, they will continue probing the two individuals Lee sued.

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