Lee Sun-kyun, 48, died by apparent suicide in a Seoul park on Wednesday, according to officials in the capital.
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The actor is not known to have any kind of illness or disease. Lee has been under a police investigation for suspected use of marijuana and other illegal drugs. Infringements of South Korea’s tough drug laws can lead to six months in jail, or up to 14 years for repeat offenders and dealers.
Lee was found in a car at a park in central Seoul, police said. Less than 30 minutes earlier, his manager had called for help after the embattled actor left his home, leaving behind what appeared to be a suicide note,” said Al Jazeera’s Eunice Kim, reporting from Seoul.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, citing police, that Lee had left a “note that reads like a will”.The top actor had been under intense pressure since October
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.