The entertainment world mourns the loss of South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun, famed for his role in the Oscar-winning film ‘Parasite.’ His untimely death was confirmed by South Korea’s emergency office on Wednesday, as he was found lifeless in a car at a central Seoul park.
Earlier in the day, Lee was discovered unconscious at an undisclosed location in Seoul, prompting an active search by the police. Reports from South Korean media, including Yonhap news agency, suggested that Lee’s family had reported his departure, expressing concerns after he left a message resembling a suicide note.
International Acclaim for ‘Parasite’ Role: Lee Sun-kyun
Lee Sun-kyun gained international acclaim for portraying the head of a wealthy family in ‘Parasite.’ His stellar contribution to the film earned him a Screen Actors Guild award in 2021 for “cast in a motion picture.”
Nomination and Sci-Fi Thriller
In addition to his ‘Parasite’ success, Lee received a nomination for Best Actor at the International Emmy Awards for his role in the sci-fi thriller ‘Dr. Brain’ the previous year.
Decades of Screen Presence
Before achieving global recognition with ‘Parasite,’ Lee Sun-kyun had been a familiar face on Korean screens for decades. His noteworthy works include a lead role in the popular drama series ‘Coffee Prince (2007).’ Subsequent mainstream success followed with notable contributions to the medical drama ‘Behind The White Tower,’ ‘Pasta (2010),’ and ‘My Mister (2018).’ The actor leaves behind a legacy of impactful performances that resonated with audiences worldwide.