SEOUL, South Korea — Lee Sun-kyun, actor of the Oscar-winning movie “Parasite,” has died, South Korea’s emergency office said Wednesday.
It was stated that Lee was found dead in a car in a park in central Seoul on Wednesday.
Police had previously said an unconscious Lee was found at an unidentified location in Seoul.
South Korean media, including Yonhap news agency, reported that Lee was found dead in a car in a Seoul park. Yonha said police said they were searching for Lee after Lee was reported to have left home after writing a message similar to a suicide note in the early hours of Wednesday.
A man was later found unconscious in a Seoul park, and police identified him as Lee, Yonha said. Lee was later confirmed dead, Yonha said. It was stated that a coal briquette was found in the passenger seat of the car.
Lee was known for his role in “Parasite,” in which he played the head of a wealthy family. In 2021, he won the Screen Actors Guild award for “acting in a motion picture” for his role in the same film.
Science fiction thriller “Dr. Brain” last year.
Lee was a familiar figure on Korean screens decades before his “Parasite” fame abroad. He became known for his role in the popular drama series “Coffee Prince (2007)” and gained mainstream popularity with the medical drama “Behind The White Tower” followed by “Pasta (2010)” and My Mister (2018). ).”