‘Parasite’ actor Lee Sun-kyun dies at 48

  • December 27, 2023

Lee Sun-kyun, a South Korean actor who was in the Oscar-winning movie “Parasite” as well as Korean drama series “Coffee Prince,” was found dead, according to a story from Yonhap on Wednesday. During a government crackdown on illegal drugs, Lee was being investigated for using drugs that were against the law.

Lee was found unconscious in his car in a park in Seoul on Wednesday morning, next to charcoal briquettes. His wife had told police that Lee had left the house and she had found what looked like a suicide note, according to Yonhap.

The Jongno police office in Seoul did not answer the phone right away. South Korea has strict drug laws. People who break these laws can spend at least six months in jail, or up to fourteen years, in prison for repeat offenders and drug sellers.

Lee had been questioned by police three times, plus for 19 hours over the weekend. El País reported that the star said a bar hostess got him to take drugs and then tried to blackmail him.

Source: Daily Star