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Private Funeral Held for Late “Parasite” Actor Lee Sun-kyun Amidst Mourning

Mourners Pay Respects at Seoul National University Hospital's Funeral Home
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The late actor Lee Sun-kyun, known for his role in “Parasite,” was remembered at a private funeral held at Seoul National University Hospital’s funeral home. Lee’s wife, Jeon Hye-jin, and their children attended the service, expressing profound grief. Mourners participated in a procession and left memos on a wall to honor the actor.

Jeon Hye-jin broke down in tears at her husband’s funeral on Friday.
Mourners walked behind a hearse at the late actor’s funeral in South Korea
Lee Sun-kyun’s eldest son held a portrait of the late actor during the procession

Lee Sun-kyun, found dead in an apparent suicide earlier this week, will be cremated, with his remains placed at a memorial park in Gwangju. The funeral proceedings were emotional, with Jeon Hye-jin visibly distraught as she bid farewell to her husband.

Lee will reportedly be cremated and his remains will be placed at a memorial park in Gwangju.
The late actor is best known for his role in the Oscar-winning movie “Parasite.”
Lee Sun-kyun’s funeral was held at Seoul National University Hospital.
Lee was being investigated for his alleged drug use weeks prior to his death.

The actor’s death follows an investigation into alleged drug use, with Lee being interrogated by the police in October, November, and December. He claimed coercion into drug use by a bar hostess, apologized for the controversy, and underwent drug tests during the probe. Lee had recently withdrawn from the drama “No Way Out” amid the allegations.

“We can’t express how heartbroken and sad we feel,” his agency said.

Lee Sun-kyun’s passing has left the entertainment industry and fans in mourning. His agency, Hodu & U Entertainment, urged against spreading speculation or false information about the late star. The actor gained international acclaim for his role in the critically acclaimed film “Parasite,” which won the Best Picture at the Oscars in 2019. He also starred in Apple TV+’s Korean-language series, “Dr. Brain,” in 2021.

December 30, 2023

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