Actor Lee Sun-kyun stars in the acclaimed 2019 comedy-drama Parasite, supposedly dead at the age of 48 years.
Lee was found dead Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea, of an apparent suicide, according to multiple reports.
A man in his 40s, whom the police have already confirmed was Leeaccording to Korean media outlet SPOTV, he was found unconscious in his car on Wednesday.
The actor's untimely death comes amid a police investigation into whether Lee had used illegal drugs, including marijuana, earlier this year.
According yonhap news agency, Lee had gone through three rounds of questioning by authorities about his alleged use of controlled substances.
Lee claimed he had been tricked into taking drugs and did not know what he had taken. Initial tests came back negative for drug use, but he had been banned from traveling while the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency investigated the case.
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