Lee Sun kyun, Actor in the Oscar-winning film Parasite, dies at the age of 48

The actor Lee Sun kyun from the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” has died in an apparent suicide, according to South Korean police.

Lee was under investigation for allegedly using marijuana and other drugs. He maintained his innocence.

According to the police, Lee was found dead in a car at a park in central Seoul, with a charcoal briquette in the passenger seat.

Lee Sun kyun

Lee Sun kyun dies

When Lee’s manager told police he had left home after writing what appeared to be a suicide note, police started looking for him.

In the dark comedy “Parasite,” Lee played the father of a wealthy family, which won four Academy Awards in 2020, including best picture. At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, he won for best cast in a motion picture.

In 2016, Lee starred in “Dr. Brain,” the first Korean-language show produced for Apple TV+.

In 2012, he starred in the films “Helpless” and “All About My Wife.”

Celebrities and other high-profile figures have been targeted as part of a crackdown on narcotics in South Korea.

Police last questioned Lee on Saturday. The first time he was questioned, he apologized sincerely for letting you down even by being implicated in such an unethical matter.

Lee Sun kyun ‘Parasite’

I apologize to my family who are suffering and enduring so much,” he said.

South Korean social media users mourned Lee’s death and criticized media coverage, describing him as a “brilliant actor.”

It was wrong to push Lee so hard to the corner, even if he had committed wrongdoings.

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