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Lee Sun-kyun Bio, Age, Parents, Wife, Career, Net Worth, Drug Allegation, Death Reason, and More

Lee Sun-kyun was a South Korean actor, gained recognition for his performances in notable films such as the thriller “Helpless,” the romantic comedy “All About My Wife,” and the crime/black comedy “A Hard Day.”


Age:  48 years

Height:  1.81 m

Weight:  74 kg.

Born:  2 March 1975

Died:  27 December 2023

Death place:  Seoul, South Korea

Birthplace:  Seoul, South Korea

Spouse:  Jeon Hye-jin

Profession:  South Korean actor

Nationality:  Korean, South Korean


The names of Lee Sun-kyun’s parents are not known. His father was involved in business, while his mother worked as a teacher.


On May 23, 2009, Lee Sun-kyun tied the knot with his girlfriend of seven years, actress Jeon Hye-jin. The couple has been blessed with two children. Their initial son was born on November 25, 2009. Subsequently, the couple welcomed their second son on August 9, 2011.

Lee Sun-kyun wife-children


Initially, Lee Sun-kyun embarked on his career in musical theatre, primarily securing minor and supporting roles onscreen. However, he later gained opportunities to portray lead characters in one-act dramas on KBS Drama City and MBC Best Theater. A pivotal project was his collaboration with TV director Lee Yoon-jung on Taereung National Village (2005), which paved the way for his role in the widely acclaimed series Coffee Prince (2007). Subsequently, Coffee Prince, coupled with the medical drama White Tower, catapulted Lee to mainstream popularity. He continued to captivate audiences with his performances in Pasta (2010), Golden Time (2012), and My Mister (2018).

In the realm of cinema, Lee garnered recognition, including a Best Actor award from the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival for his role in Paju (2009). He received critical acclaim for his contributions to the mystery thriller Helpless (2012), the romantic comedy All About My Wife (2012), and the crime/black comedy A Hard Day (2014). Lee maintained a fruitful collaboration with auteur Hong Sang-soo, featuring in arthouse films such as Night and Day (2008), Oki’s Movie (2010), and Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013). Notably, in 2019, he played a prominent role in Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning black comedy film Parasite.

Lee Sun-kyun career

Lee Sun-kyun Faces Drug Use Allegations

In October 2023, it surfaced that Lee became the subject of an internal investigation regarding suspected drug use. Consequently, he voluntarily withdrew from “No Way Out,” an upcoming thriller drama series that had recently entered production, following the revelation of the alleged drug use. On October 24, Lee faced charges related to suspicions of marijuana and psychoactive drug use, as reported by the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency, and was summoned for questioning on the 28th. To prevent him from leaving the country during the investigations, Lee was also issued a travel ban.

Initial results from the testing of Lee’s hair samples indicated a negative result for drugs, prompting expectations of further investigations as of November 2023.Lee, through his lawyer, initially requested the police to conduct an additional lie detector test. The basis of the complaint is the perceived unfairness of being accused of drug use solely on Mr. A’s statement, lacking any physical evidence.

Lee Sun-kyun Net Worth

At the time of his death, net worth is reported to be $17.77 million.

Lee Sun-kyun’s Cause of Death

Lee Sun-kyun, an actor featured in South Korea’s Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” was discovered deceased on Wednesday after authorities responded to a report of his disappearance, according to a fire official in the capital.

The 48-year-old actor, known for his role as the head of a wealthy household in “Parasite,” was under investigation for alleged illegal drug use amid a government crackdown. He had been questioned by the police three times, with one session lasting 19 hours over the weekend. Lee claimed that he was coerced into taking drugs by a bar hostess attempting to blackmail him, as reported by Yonhap news agency.

Lee Sun-kyun death

Authorities located Lee during a search prompted by the missing person report. The fire official spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.

Earlier reports, citing police sources, mentioned that Lee was found in a car at a park in Seoul, and his manager had informed the police about his departure from home, along with what seemed to be a suicide note. As of now, there has been no response from Seoul’s Jongno and Seongbuk police stations or Lee’s agency, HODU&U Entertainment.

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