'Parasite' actor Lee Sun Kyun found unconscious in parked car, police confirm suicide

Reportedly, Parasite actor Lee Sun Kyun was found dead in his parked vehicle.

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This morning, on December 27th, the entertainment industry mourns the tragic loss of Lee Sun Kyun. Acclaimed for his role in the film Parasite, South Korean police have confirmed the actor's untimely passing after he was discovered unconscious in his parked vehicle in Seoul.

The Seoul Seongbuk Police Station released an official statement verifying the identity of the deceased as Lee Sun Kyun, responding to an emergency call reporting a distressing situation. The police swiftly arrived at Waryong Park in the Jongno district of Seoul, where Lee Sun Kyun was found unconscious in his car after leaving behind a suicide note.

Further investigation revealed evidence of burning charcoal briquettes in the vehicle, indicating a potential suicide. The actor had been under police scrutiny since October for alleged illicit drug use. The police received a distress call reporting the actor's departure after leaving a note resembling a will.

Lee Sun Kyun, who began his acting journey in 2001 with stage roles and gained widespread recognition for his role in Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, had submitted a written statement through his lawyer to the Incheon Police Agency's drug crime investigation unit on December 26 KST. The unfolding details of this tragic incident are actively under investigation. 

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1 months ago

So upset, he was such a talented actor..

2 months ago

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