South Korea — Following weeks of a thorough police investigation into his suspected drug usage, Lee Sun-kyun, a well-known South Korean actor best known for his part in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” was discovered dead in a vehicle in Seoul on Wednesday, according to officials.

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When police and rescue personnel first discovered Lee in the automobile parked on a street in northern Seoul, they thought he was comatose. The Seongbuk police station in Seoul said that after some time, emergency personnel verified his death.

Following a complaint that Lee, 48, was missing, Seongbuk police claimed they had been looking for him.

They declined to say anything more, not even whether they had concluded Lee committed suicide. However, according to South Korean media sites, such as Yonhap News Agency, Lee’s family informed police early on Wednesday that he had left home after leaving a note that resembled a suicide note.

Later, Seongbuk police said, Lee’s corpse was sent to a neighboring hospital in Seoul.

Lee Journey

Lee starred in the film “Parasite,” which took home three additional Oscars in 2020 in addition to the best picture Oscar. In the 92-year history of the Academy Awards, the class satire became the first non-English film to win best picture and the first South Korean film to win an Oscar. Lee portrayed the leader of a prosperous household in the movie.

In 2020, Lee and the rest of the actors of the movie took home a Screen Actors Guild award for best motion picture ensemble cast. In addition, he received a nomination for best actor at the 2018 International Emmy Awards for his role in the science fiction thriller “Dr. Brain.”

Lee has a lengthy history of popularity as an actor in South Korea even before to “Parasite.” His breakthrough performance was in the popular TV drama series “Coffee Prince (2007).” He then became well-known in the general public with the medical dramas “Behind The White Tower (2007),” “Pasta (2010),” and “My Mister (2018).”

Police had conducted investigations into Lee’s alleged usage of illicit narcotics at a bar hostess’ home. Lee claimed in his lawsuit that the hostess and another individual had blackmailed him. There was a lot of tabloid publicity of the probe. Yonhap said that Lee maintained he was duped into taking the pills and had no idea what he was ingesting.

Among wealthy nations, South Korea has historically had the highest suicide rate. In addition, a number of well-known lawmakers, corporate leaders, and K-pop artists have committed suicide. Experts claim that severe cyberbullying and hurtful remarks made online were to blame for a large number of celebrity suicides.

About Parasite flim

After receiving six Oscar nominations, Bong Joon-ho’s dark-comedy thriller “Parasite” won the best picture, best director, best original screenplay, and best foreign feature film Oscars in 2020.

With this achievement, the movie became the first non-English picture to take home the best picture trophy. Bong celebrated its widespread appeal as evidence that the “one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles” was no longer an obstacle to success on a worldwide scale.

Lee portrayed Mr. Park in the movie, an upscale home invaded by members of a lower class family acting as highly skilled domestic staff in a complex plot that culminates in bloodshed.

Lee, the parasite actor who was born in 1975, played major parts in popular South Korean TV shows “My Mister” (2018) and films, including the critically acclaimed thriller “Helpless” (2012) and “All About My Wife” (2014).

In the first Korean-language original series for Apple TV+, which debuted in 2021, he portrayed the lead role.

“Dr. Brain” was a six-episode science fiction thriller about a heartless physician using brain research to try and piece together the details of an unexplained family disaster.

Jeon Hye-jin, an award-winning actress, is Lee’s wife. The two of them have two children.


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