Actor Lee Sun-Kyun of ‘Parasite’ found dead, suicide suspected 

Lee Sun-Kyun best known for his role in the Oscar-winning movie ‘Parasite’ was found dead on Wednesday. He was also popularly known for his roles in the thriller Helpless (2012), romantic comedy All About My Wife (2012), and crime/black comedy A Hard Day (2014). To know more about Lee Sun-Kyun of ‘Parasite’, read the article Actor Lee Sun-Kyun of ‘Parasite’ found dead, suicide suspected. 

Actor Lee Sun-Kyun of ‘Parasite’ found dead, suicide suspected

Lee Sun-Kyun Image source- NBC News 

One of the best-known South Korean actors, Lee Sun-Kyun, famous for his role in the Oscar-winning film ‘Parasite’ was found dead on Wednesday in an apparent suicide. As per different reports and records, the police said that the actor was discovered inside a vehicle at a park in central Seoul. 

The news came to know when Lee Sun-Kyun was being looked into by the police for possible marijuana and other psychotropic substance use. The actor is also the one who had faced police questioning three times over accusations of illegal drug use amid a government crackdown, with one session running 19 hours over the weekend. 

According to the Mint, it was also reported that the actor was tricked into taking drugs by a bar hostess trying to blackmail him. Different authorities found Lee in a search triggered by the report that he was missing, a fire official told as this matter is now a sensitive one. 

Before some time, Yonhap news agencies reported that Lee was found in a car at a park in Seoul, after his manager told police that the actor had left home, leaving a suicide note. All these violations of the different drug laws in South Korea carry a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison for repeat offenders and dealers or six months in detention. 

Quick Biography of Lee Sun-Kyun 

Lee Sun-KyunImage source- Variety

Lee Sun-Kyun was rewarded with many awards including a nomination for an International Emmy Award. After starting his career in musical theatre, for many years Lee was relegated to minor and supporting roles onscreen. 

Some quick facts about the actor Lee Sun-Kyun are as follows, 

Born on

March 2, 1975


48 years 



Years active


Died on 

December 27, 2023

Cause of death 

Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning 

Some Best Movies of Lee Sun-Kyun

Lee entered the Korea National University of Arts in the year 1994, and then he graduated in the first-ever class of its School of Drama. Later, in the year 2001, he made his stage acting debut as Brad Majors in the stage musical The Rocky Horror Show along with his television debut in the sitcom Lovers. 

Some best movies of Lee Sun-Kyun are as follows, 

Parasite (2019) is a drama and a thriller movie. In this movie, greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. 

My Mister (2018) is a drama and a family film where a man in his 40s withstands the weight of life. There is also a woman in her 20s who goes through different experiences, but also withstands the weight of her life. The man and woman get together to help each other. 

The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (2007) is a 55-minute comedy, drama, and romance movie. There is a tomboy, mistaken for a lad, who maintains the deception for the sake of employment. Later, the situation becomes complicated when her male boss starts to develop feelings for this ‘boy’. 

Apart from this, there are lots and lots of best movies and TV shows of Lee Sun-Kyun that you can search for. 

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