Saturday, June 22, 2024

Lee Sun-Kyun Found Dead, Known for His Role in the Oscar-Winning Film Parasite

From his acclaimed role in 'Parasite' to his foray into television with 'Dr Brain,' Lee's contributions will be remembered.


Lee Sun-kyun, acclaimed for his role in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” was found dead in an apparent suicide. This event unfolded during an ongoing police investigation into the actor’s alleged use of marijuana and other psychoactive drugs.

Born in 1975, Lee Sun-kyun made significant contributions to the South Korean film industry. Notably, he portrayed a wealthy father in the critically acclaimed movie “Parasite,” which earned him international recognition. Beyond this role, Lee played lead roles in various films, including ‘Helpless’ and ‘All About My Wife.’

Lee’s career reached a pinnacle with his involvement in the Oscar-winning film ‘Parasite.’ His portrayal of a rich father added depth to the film, securing the Academy Award for Best Picture.

On December 27, 2023, Lee Sun-kyun was discovered unconscious in a vehicle at a park in central Seoul. His death is especially poignant in light of the ongoing investigations into alleged drug use.

Apart from his role in ‘Parasite,’ Lee ventured into television with Apple TV+’s first Korean original series, ‘Dr Brain.’ Released in 2021, this six-episode sci-fi thriller showcased his versatility as an actor.

As we reflect on Lee Sun-kyun’s life and career, his impact on the world of cinema is undeniable. From his acclaimed role in ‘Parasite’ to his foray into television with ‘Dr Brain,’ Lee’s contributions will be remembered. In this moment of remembrance, let us honor the legacy of Lee Sun-kyun.

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