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Popular Korean Actor, Lee Sun-Kyun Is Dead



Lee Sun-Kyun

South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun was found dead Wednesday, police said. He was 48.

The actor was found inside a vehicle parked on the street in Seoul’s mid-northern Seongbuk district, an official from the Seongbuk police station told AFP.

“We believe his body has now been transferred to the Seoul National University Hospital,” he added.

Lee Sun-Kyun had been under police investigation over his alleged use of marijuana and other drugs.


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Once celebrated for his wholesome image, local news outlets reported that the actor was being dropped from television and commercial projects following the scandal.

A graduate of South Korea’s prestigious Korea National University of Arts, Lee made his acting debut in 2001 in a television sitcom titled “Lovers”.


He later won acclaim for his performances in a variety of roles, including a charismatic chef and a genius neuroscientist who is incapable of empathy.

Until his death, he was best known for his role in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite”,

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