Lee Sun-kyun, a South Korean actor who starred in the best picture winner “Parasite,” died Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press and the South Korean news agency Yonhap. He was 48.
He was found dead in a car in a park in central Seoul, according to the AP. Police had been looking for Lee after his family claimed he wrote a suicide note and left home early on Wednesday.
Lee had recently been under police investigation for alleged illegal drug use.
Lee is a very familiar figure in Korean cinema. In Cannes this year he appeared in “Project Silence” and “Sleep.” The latter had its commercial release in September and topped the Korean box office charts for three weeks.
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