Who is Lee Ji-han, the actor and K-pop star who died in the Halloween stampede in South Korea

Actor Lee Ji-ham was 24 years old and distinguished himself as a K-pop actor and singer

Actor Lee Ji-ham was 24 years old and distinguished himself as a K-pop actor and singer

After meeting with death of 154 people in the stampede that happened yesterday in the capital of South Korea, Seoul, during the celebration of the day Halloweenit was confirmed that he died there Lee Jihea young 24-year-old South Korean actor known for his participation in a TV show k-pop Produce 101 Season 2″ and series “Today was another Nam Hyun day”.

The star actor and singer was part of the second season of the k-pop competition: “Products 101″, in which 101 contestants who are starting their singing career participate. There he stood out with the song “Overdose” by the band EXO, but was dropped in the fifth episode from the 98th place in the chart. Since then, he has devoted his career to acting in films and series such as “Today was another Nam Hyun day” in 2019.

Actor Lee Ji-ham was 24 years old and distinguished himself as a K-pop actor and singer

Actor Lee Ji-ham was 24 years old and distinguished himself as a K-pop actor and singer

The news was confirmed a few hours later by the production company that worked with the young actor, 1935 Entertainment, with a statement on their social networks. “It is heartbreaking to receive you with sad news […] Actor Lee Ji-han became a star in the sky and left us“, begins the letter written in white letters and a black background.

“We express our deepest condolences to the family who are deeply saddened by the sudden loss and to all who love, cherish and grieve with the actor. He was a kind and warm friend to everyone“, continues in the emotional text.

And he constantly remembers how Lee Ji-ham was with his loved ones: “The actor was infinitely bright and innocent. He always smiled cheerfully, greeted bravely and with kind eyes. It’s hard to believe that we won’t be able to see it again. Let’s extend a warm welcome to the last journey of actor Lee Ji-han who left us too soon.

Finally, he again shares a message for his family: “We, 935 Entertainment and 9Ato Entertainment, will long remember your image because it shone beautifully with your passionate passion for acting. Once again, we express our deepest condolences to the deceased on his last journey“.

Halloween Stampede in South Korea

The tragic episode that killed the young actor and 153 other confirmed people so far happened near the Hamilton Hotel in the popular Itaewon district of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. It was about the first Halloween celebration in an Asian country since the start of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of people gathered in its narrow streets to celebrate this ceremony.

Fire chief Choi Seong-beom explained that “the large number of casualties is due to the fact that many were trampled during Halloween events” and said the death toll could rise. The bodies were taken to hospitals or to a nearby gym, he said.

For his part, the South Korean president, Yoon Suk-yeolHe ordered first aid teams to be sent to the scene and asked hospitals to prepare to receive the wounded, the presidency said. The President called an emergency meeting of the Presidential Crisis Management Center in Yongsan, Seoul.

The mayor of the South Korean capital, Oh Se Hoon, has also been notified and plans to return from Europe after canceling a four-country trip. The disaster occurred at 10:22 p.m. local time (10:22 a.m. in Argentina), Yonhap news agency reported.

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