South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun, best known for his role in the Oscar-winning film Parasite, has been found dead.
How did Lee Sun-kyun die?
Lee was found dead on Wednesday inside a car at a Seoul park, according to the Associated Press. The news agency reported that police had been searching for Lee after his family said that he left what appeared to be a suicide note. police said. Lee, 48, died by apparent suicide.
His death comes amid an investigation into illegal drug use, according to The Washington Post. The Yonhap news agency said that he had been questioned by police three times after he allegedly used illegal drugs, including marijuana, in the home of a hostess who works at a club in the Gangnam district.
Lee played the head of the wealthy Park family in “Parasite,” which took home the Oscar for Best Film at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. The South Korean film made history by becoming the first non-English language movie to win Best Picture.