Lee Sun Gyun of Oscar winning “Parasite” film has passed away

According to police and fire authorities, Lee was discovered unconscious in his car near Waryong Park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, around 10:30 AM.

Lee had been under investigation since last October for alleged drug use, consistently denying the accusations. Amidst the ongoing investigation, Lee had requested a polygraph test from the police yesterday (26th).


On the 23rd, during his third police summons, Lee stated, “I hope the police will judiciously determine who between me and the blackmailers holds credibility in their statements.”

If you or someone you know is at risk of self-harm or suicide, seek help as soon as possible by contacting agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention in the United States and abroad.