‘Parasite’ Star Lee Sun-kyun Passes Away at 48 in Apparent Suicide

Renowned South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun, best known for his roles in ‘Parasite’ and ‘Helpless,’ has tragically passed away at the age of 48. Parade is the source of this distressing news, revealing that the actor was found dead on Wednesday in an apparent suicide.

According to Yonhap, a South Korean news agency, Lee was discovered after leaving a troubling note, and the police were alerted when his car was not at home. Despite immediate response, Lee was pronounced dead at the scene, as mentioned by a fire official.

Survived by his wife Jeon Hye-jin and their two sons, Lee’s passing follows recent reports of him being the focus of a drug investigation, during which he was reportedly questioned multiple times.

The actor’s notable contributions include his role as Park Dong-ik in ‘Parasite,’ which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Additionally, he received an International Emmy Award nomination for his work in the Apple TV+ series ‘Dr. Brain.’

Lee Sun-kyun’s sudden death has prompted an outpouring of grief on social media, with fans expressing gratitude for his impactful performances. If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).( Source: Parade)


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