Oscar-winning actor Lee Sun-Kyun was discovered dead in a car.

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Lee Soon-kyun was allegedly using marijuana and other psychoactive drugs, and the police were looking into this.

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Seoul: Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun, who starred in the Academy Award-winning movie “Parasite,” was discovered dead on Wednesday, presumably from suicide, according to a report from the Yonhap News Agency. The actor was discovered in a car in a central Seoul park, according to Yonhap, which quoted the police.

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Investigations into the 48-year-old Lee’s suspected use of marijuana and other psychotropic drugs were ongoing.

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Local news sources announced that the actor had been dropped from television and commercial projects after a scandal, despite his previous celebrations of his improved public image.

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In 2001, Lee, who graduated from the esteemed Korea National University of Arts in South Korea, made his acting debut in the sitcom “Lovers.”

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His acting in a number of roles, including that of a charming chef and a dedicated industrial engineer who finds out about his wife’s betrayal, won him praise later on.

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He is most recognized internationally for his work in the 2019 Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” directed by Bong Joon-ho, in which he portrayed the head of an underground family and a wealthy individual.This year he starred in the horror film “Sleep,” which won praise from critics and screened in the Cannes Critics’ Week section. In the film, he plays a husband whose sleepwalking has terrifying consequences.

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At the end of October, he gave a brief interview to media before going into the Incheon police station to meet investigators.

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At that point, he stated, “I sincerely apologize for being involved in such an unfortunate incident that has caused disappointment to many people.”

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“I am sorry to my family, who is going through such a difficult time at the moment.”

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“Once again, I sincerely apologize to everyone.”
Because of the severe laws that South Korea has against illegal drugs, its citizens who lawfully use drugs, such as marijuana, overseas run the risk of facing legal repercussions when they return home.

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President Yoon Suk-yeol stated that the nation is no longer “drug-free” and demanded tougher action to take against drug traffickers this year.

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He is married to actress Jeon Hye-jin, and the two boys in his family are actors.

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