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18 July, 2024
 
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Parasite actor Lee Sun-kyun found dead at 48 amid drug investigation

Lee had been under investigation for alleged drug use since October, suspected of taking marijuana and ketamine

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South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun, renowned for his role in the Oscar-winning film Parasite, has been found dead at 48. Discovered unconscious in a car in a Seoul park, the cause of death remains unclear.  Lee had been under investigation for alleged drug use since October, suspected of taking marijuana and ketamine.  Although his drug tests returned negative or inconclusive results, the investigation took a toll on his reputation, leading to his removal from a TV series. Lee, celebrated for his family-man image, rose to global fame with Parasite, the first non-English language film to win the Best Picture Oscar.

The sudden death of South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry. Lee, known for his exceptional talent and acclaimed performances, captured international acclaim for his role in Parasite, a groundbreaking film that made history by winning four Oscars, including Best Picture. As an actor with a career spanning more than two decades, he contributed significantly to the South Korean film and television landscape, becoming a household name in the process. The circumstances surrounding his passing, amid an ongoing investigation into alleged drug use, have stirred discussions about the immense pressure and scrutiny faced by celebrities in the public eye. Lee's tragic end serves as a somber reminder of the challenges artists navigate, even after achieving remarkable success on a global scale.

[Source: BBC]

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