Lee Jihan has left for the heavenly abode. He passed away at the age of 24. The K-Pop singer and actor was well-known for his appearance on the popular boy band competition series Produce 101, where 101 contestants compete against each other for a chance to join an 11-member K-pop group.
The sad news of the actor’s death was confirmed by his agency 935 Entertainment. Continue reading further to know the cause behind the death of the actor and singer Lee Jihan.
What was the cause behind the death of Lee Jihan?
K-pop singer and actor Lee Jihan is no longer with us. As per various reports, the young star was one of the many victims of the horrific crowd surge tragedy that took place in Seoul, South Korea.
Lee was one of the 154 people who died in the Itaewon crowd crush tragedy that happened on Saturday. As per multiple reports, on October 30, 2022, thousands of people gathered on the streets of Itaewon to celebrate Halloween festivities.
The size of the crowd was so huge that it led to panic and an eventual fatal crowd surge in Itaewon, a busy nightlife district in the capital city. It has been reported by multiple media outlets, that more than 80 people have been injured. Since the day of the incident, several missing reports have also been filed.
What did Lee Jihan’s agency have to say about his tragic death?
The news of Lee’s death was confirmed by the two agencies representing the star, 935 Entertainment and 9Ato Entertainment, on October 30, 2022, Sunday. The actor’s agency, 935 Entertainment, confirmed the news of his death via a statement.
The agency issued a statement that read, “We are sad to deliver such news today, but Lee Jihan has passed away in the crush in Itaewon last night. We would like to express our deepest condolences to his family, who are saddened by the sudden tragic news, also to everyone who loved him.”
Who was Lee Jihan?
For those of you who are unversed, let us tell you, Lee Jihan was a K-Pop singer and actor. He was born on August 3, 1998. He made his first big movie in the Korean entertainment industry by taking part in the second season of the Korean singing competition Produce 101 in the year 2017.
Lee auditioned for the popular reality show with a cover of EXO‘s song Overdose. The singer got eliminated from the show in the fifth episode. Later on, he stepped into the world of acting. He starred in the Korean drama Today Was Another Namhyun Day which came out in 2019.
Jihan’s former Produce 101 contestants Park Heeseok and Kim Dohyun paid heartfelt tributes to him on the social media platform Instagram. The two of them also shared the funeral details of their former Produce 101 castmate on their Instagram Stories.
We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family members of Lee Jihan during this hard time. Sending lots of strength and light to them. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.