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Updated on: 12 January,2024 05:12 AM IST  |  Seoul
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Several Korean filmmakers call for investigation into Parasite star Lee Sun-kyun’s death, month after suicide reports emerge

Digging deep

Lee Sun-kyun

Prominent Korean filmmakers are set to hold a media event in Seoul today, calling for an investigation into the circumstances that led to the passing of Parasite star Lee Sun-kyun last month at age 48. It was claimed that he reportedly committed suicide. One among those who are expected to attend the event is the director of Parasite, Bong Joon-ho.

Before his death, Lee had been under police investigation over suspected illegal drug use. He had denied the claim, asserting that he was a victim of a blackmail plot. South Korean police have said that Lee passed several drug tests and sat for lengthy sessions of questioning  days before his death, as per reports in The Hollywood Reporter. His lawyers have said the actor was upset by the way police were handling the investigation and how details were being leaked to the press. 

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