Lee Sung-gyun is not the only one, it's a deadly curse: what other South Korean stars have committed suicide in recent years
Recently, the world was shocked by the news of the suicide of the famous South Korean actor, star of the movie Parasites, Lee Sung-gyun. However, Koreans, more than anyone else, often face the fact that they have to say goodbye to very young idols, famous actors, and other media personalities.
This phenomenon is popularly nicknamed the "death curse," but according to the Daily Mail, it is mostly related to mental disorders and accidents. Korean artists are under a lot of pressure, often working too hard to achieve results, and once they become famous, they realize that they don't know how to live their lives.
For example, Lee Sun-gyun was interrogated before his death for suspected drug use. Against this background, he allegedly fell into depression, his career as an actor hung in the balance, and he was even banned from traveling abroad.
For a famous artist in Korea, such accusations are a collapse and a disgrace, so most of the star's fans believe that he was mentally unable to cope with the problems and committed suicide. This is not the first time such cases have happened.
The circumstances of the death of 26-year-old actress Jeon Jae-yul, who shocked South Korea in April, remain mysterious. She became famous for her role in the Netflix movie "Zombie Detective", as well as in the 2018 films "I Didn't Do My Best" and "The Depth". The actress was found dead in her own home before filming the series "Wedding Impossible".
She was buried privately, and her family is silent about the circumstances of her death. Perhaps it was suicide, because the artist did not complain about her health.
The 25-year-old singer, actor, dancer, and model was best known as a member of the boy band Astro. On April 19, his manager found the star without signs of life at his home in the Gangnam-gu neighborhood of Seoul when he failed to show up for a rehearsal.
Officially, suicide was not named as the cause, but it was not refuted either. The cause of the young idol's death remained a mystery, as did his burial place. The singer's family made this request.
In 2021, the famous actress Song Yoo-joong, who was only 26 years old, tragically died. As with previous times, the celebrity was found in her home, the company where she worked briefly reported her death, and her family decided to remain silent.
However, there were rumors in the press that the beauty might have committed suicide because of the criticism from society. At the time, South Korean show business normalized too thin bodies and required stars to look painful under the pressure of social media harassment for their "imperfect" appearance.
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