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Lee Jihan, a rising Korean star, passes away

Lee Jihan, a Korean singer and actor, was among those killed in Itaewon’s Halloween crush last weekend.

The Itaewon district was packed with crowds gathering in the narrow lane on Saturday.

A stampede broke out around 10 pm, killing 156 people, including Lee Jihan.

Lee Jihan

The young K-pop actor and singer made his acting debut in The Butterfly Dream, a web drama.

He then gained popularity by participating in the second season of a reality TV competition called Produce 101.

The contest is designed to help find the next big K-pop group.

His management confirmed Lee Jihan’s death in a social media post.

935 Entertainment and 9Ato Entertainment are the two agencies representing the late actor & singer.


The late entertainer’s agencies announced his death on Twitter, writing:

“It is heartbreaking to greet you with sad news,” the statement translated.

“Actor Lee Ji-Han, a precious family member of 935 Entertainment and 9Ato Entertainment, has become a star in the sky and has left us.”

“I extend my deepest condolences to the bereaved families who are deeply saddened by the sudden loss and to all those who love, cherish, and grieve together with actor Lee Ji-Han.”

“Actor Lee Ji-Han was a friendly and warm friend to everyone,” the statement continued.

“The infinitely bright and innocent actor Lee Ji-Han, always smiled brightly.”

“It is hard to believe that I will no longer be able to see him. Please send us a warm welcome on the final path of actor Lee Ji-Han, who left us too soon.”

“We, 935 Entertainment and 9Ato Entertainment, will remember for a long time the image of actor Lee Ji-Han, who shined beautifully with his passion for acting.”

“Once again, we send our deepest condolences to the deceased on his last journey.”


Lee Jihan fans took to social media to pay tribute to the late actor and singer, writing posts such as:

“My condolences to his loved ones. I can’t imagine the pain they are going through.”

“Rest in peace Lee Ji Han, such a young talented life lost.”

“May he rest in peace. My heart aches for all the victims and their families.”

South Korea has also entered a period of mourning until November 5.

Out of respect, all K-pop concerts have been canceled.


K-pop singer Lee Jihan, 24, dies in Seoul Halloween crowd crush