Actor and former “Produce 101 Season 2” contestant Lee Ji Han has been revealed to have passed away during a tragedy in Itaewon over the weekend.
On October 30, Lee Ji Han’s agency 935 Entertainment confirmed, “It is true that Lee Ji Han passed away due to an accident in Itaewon on October 29.”
The representative of the agency continued: “We too wished it wasn’t like that and we were very surprised when we heard the news. The family is in a lot of pain right now, so we are very careful. Rest in peace”.
News of Lee Ji Han’s death first broke when several of her “Produce 101 Season 2” co-stars, including Park Hee Seok, Kim Do Hyun, and Cho Jin Hyung, took to Instagram to share the tragic news.
They wrote, “Ji Han left this world and went to a comfortable place. Please say goodbye to him on his final journey.”
Lee Ji Han, who first came into the limelight as a contestant on Mnet’s “Produce 101 Season 2” in 2017, debuted in the web drama “Today Was Another Nam Hyun Day” in 2019. He was 24 years old (international age) in at the time of his death.
On the night of October 29, at least 151 people were killed and many others injured after being crushed by a large crowd during a Halloween celebration in Seoul’s Itaewon district.
Our condolences to Lee Ji Han’s friends and family at this painful time. rest in peace
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