South Korean star Lee Ji Han is killed in a mob clash in Seoul
Lee Ji-han, a South Korean actor, was one of 154 people who died Saturday in a stampede in Itaewon, Seoul. At least 132 other people were injured, with 37 in a serious condition, and there are fears the death toll could rise.
Around 100,000 people were celebrating Halloween in the city’s nightlife district at the time of the fatal crash. On Sunday, October 30, Lee’s death in the disaster was confirmed by 935 Entertainment and 9ato Entertainment.
“It is true that Lee Ji-han passed away due to the accident in Itaewon on October 29,” the agencies said in an official statement.
24-year-old Korean actor and singer Lee Ji Han has been confirmed as the victim of the Seoul Halloween crash. This is already 154 dead from 20 different countries. Many died a slow agonizing crush to death as Seoul admitted it had no guidelines for dealing with Halloween crowds.
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“We were also hoping it wasn’t true and were very shocked to hear the news. The family is suffering tremendous grief at the moment, so we are being very cautious. May he rest in peace.”
The 24-year-old actor was famous as a contestant on the reality talent show Produce 101.
He made his acting debut in the 2019 web series. Today was another Nam Hyun day. He was also set to star in the next season of the MBC drama Season of Kkokdu. On Instagram, 935 Entertainment also paid tribute to the late actor.
935 Entertainment announced the actor’s death, saying, “Precious family, actor Lee Ji Han has become a star in the sky and left us. Lee Ji Han took his last trip and left us too soon, please send him off warmly”
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“Please send a warm farewell to [Lee], who left us too soon”, they write. “We will remember Lee as she shone beautifully with her passion for acting.”
In response to the tragedy, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol called for national mourning, which will last until Saturday, November 5.
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