Parasite Actor Lee Sun Kyun passes away amid drug case

Actor Lee Sun Kyun of South Korea passes suddenly on December 27. Investigations into drug addiction led to the actor’s death.

On Wednesday, December 27, South Korean actor Lee Sun Kyun was found dead in his vehicle. In the Seongbuk neighborhood of Seoul, paramedics reportedly discovered the actor, best known for his performance in Parasite, unresponsive in the car. Press agencies in South Korea claim that the local police have a suicide suspicion. His death was announced just one day after he was the subject of a drug misuse investigation. 48 was his age.

Lee Sun Kyun’s death was verified by a number of South Korean news outlets, including K-pop Herald, on X. According to reports, actor Lee Sun-kyun was discovered dead in an automobile this morning close to a park in Jongno-gu, Seoul. The post stated that Lee had been the subject of an inquiry for possible drug use.


Soompi said that a woman called the police, claiming that her husband had left the house after penning what appeared to be a suicide note. Afterward, Lee Sun Gyun’s identity was confirmed by the authorities. According to the police, “His identity has been confirmed.” According to the article, Lee Sun Gyun may have murdered himself since authorities discovered “lit charcoal briquettes” in his car.

The announcement of his passing was made one day after Lee Sun Kyun vehemently denied using strong narcotics. Lee Sun Gyun was the subject of an investigation after being charged with using illegal drugs in October. The actor had reportedly sat down for a probe and denied consciously consuming hard narcotics, according to JTBC, which was reported by Koreaboo. “I had taken it through the nose, using a straw, but I thought they were sleeping pills. I did not know that they were drugs,” he said, according to the publication.

With many years of experience in the South Korean industry, Lee Sun Kyun had starred in a number of films. His most successful movie was Parasite, but he was also in My Mister, Coffee Prince, My Sweet Seoul, and Miss Korea.