The star of the Oscar-winning South Korean movie Parasite found dead: 48-year-old actor left a suicide note
On the morning of December 27, Lee Sun-kyun, a South Korean actor known for his role as Park in the Oscar-winning film Parasites, died. The cause of death was probably suicide, which could have been due to Lee's depression. He suffered from it after being interrogated by the police on suspicion of drug use.
The actor was found in his car in Seoul's Central Park, the capital of South Korea, unconscious, Yonhap News Agency reports. Earlier, his wife, Jeon Hye-jin, said that Lee had gone somewhere and had not returned for a long time. Later, a suicide note was found at home.
Shortly before his death, the actor was questioned by police three times about his use of illegal substances. Under South Korean law, he could have been sent to prison for a term of four months to 14 years. Lee claimed that he had been tricked into taking drugs by a woman he knew and that he did not know what he was doing. In particular, the actor was banned from leaving the country because of the charges.
Subsequently, police investigations began, which showed a negative test result for illegal substances, but this did not prevent Lee from becoming depressed. On the eve of his death, the actor stated that he was innocent and requested a lie detector test from the Incheon Metropolitan Police Department, which was charged with the investigation.
Lee Sun-kyun gained his recognition through the movie Parasite, which won four Academy Awards. He was also nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in the series Dr. Brain.
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