Parasite Actor Lee Sun-Kyun Found Dead Amid Drug Allegations

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 27 December 2023
Parasite Actor Lee Sun-Kyun Found Dead Amid Drug Allegations

Lee Sun-kyun, known for his role in the award-winning film "Parasite," was discovered dead in an apparent suicide amidst an ongoing investigation linked to suspected drug use. Police found him unconscious in a car parked in central Seoul around 10:30 AM KST, with reports suggesting a possible charcoal-briquette-fueled suicide.

Police Investigation and Tragic Circumstances

Before the tragic discovery, police received information indicating Lee's departure from home, accompanied by a note resembling a suicide letter. The actor faced allegations of drug use, having undergone three rounds of questioning regarding suspected marijuana use at a high-end bar in Seoul's Gangnam district.

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Claims of Innocence and Testing

Despite Lee's claims of being deceived into consuming drugs by a hostess and subsequent negative drug test results, the investigation continued. The actor submitted a polygraph test request to assert his innocence, an action taken the day before his untimely death.

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Legacy and Global Recognition

Lee Sun-kyun gained international acclaim following the success of "Parasite," a film that achieved Academy Awards in 2020. His sudden passing comes as a shocking turn in the wake of ongoing investigations and amidst his significant contributions to the entertainment industry.

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