On December 27, the Seoul Seongbuk Police Station confirmed that the actor was found unconscious in a parked car at Seoul’s Waryong Park.
Lee Sun Kyun’s agency, HODU&U Entertainment released an official statement confirming the unfortunate news. They expressed their deep sorrow and requested respect for the deceased by refraining from speculative reports. The funeral will be a quiet affair attended by family and colleagues
“This is HODU&U Entertainment.
We are sorry to bring you sad news.
Actor Lee Sun Gyun passed away on December 27.
There is no way to contain our sorrow and despair.
We respectfully ask that you refrain from spreading false facts based on speculation and malicious reports based on them so that the deceased’s final journey will be in peace.
The funeral will be held quietly with the bereaved family and colleagues in attendance.
We express our deepest condolences on the deceased’s final journey.”
Lee Sun Kyun was known for his stellar performances in a range of productions, including the Oscar-winning film ‘Parasite, ‘Coffee Prince’, ‘My Mister’, ‘Pasta’, ‘Diary of a Prosecutor’, ‘Dr.Brain’, ‘Payback: Money and Power’ and more. An exceptional actor, he was last seen in this year’s horror flick ‘Sleep,’ which was featured in the Critics’ Week section at the Cannes festival.
The actor was under police investigation for alleged illegal drug use since October 2023. Lee Sun Kyun is survived by wife and actress Jeon Hye-jin and two sons.
We extend our deepest condolences to Lee Sun Kyun’s family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.
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