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South Korean Actor Lee Ji Han Dies In Seoul Stampede That Claimed Over 150 Lives

Popular South Korean Singer and Actor, Lee  Ji Han has been confirmed to be one of the people who lost their lives

at the Seoul’s Halloween Stampede that claimed 151 lives

South Korean Actor Lee Ji Han Dies In Seoul Stampede That Claimed Over 150 Lives
Actor Lee Ji Han

The actor was just 24 years old

The incident occurred on Saturday night, 29th October, when many youngsters came out to celebrate the Halloween festivities

According to rumors, the stampede started when a sizable group of youths, largely in their teens and 20s, flocked to a congested Seoul street to “meet a local superstar.”

Lee Ji Han, who was best known as a contestant on Produce 101 Season 2, had got caught up in the stampede and died.

In a statement translated by Soompi, Lee Ji Han’s agency, 935 Entertainment, said: “It’s true that Lee Ji Han passed away due to the accident in Itaewon on October 29.

“We also hoped that it wasn’t true, and we were very shocked to hear the news. The family is suffering immense grief right now, so we are being very cautious. May he rest in peace.”

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They later followed up with another statement which said: “Please send a warm farewell to [Lee], who left us too soon. We will also remember Lee, who shone beautifully with his passion for acting.”

Ji Han’s other agency 9ato Entertainment also confirmed the news in a social media statement.

They said according to SBS Star: “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.

“Lee Ji-han brightly smiled when greeting us all the time. He had pure and positive energy with great passion for acting. It is very hard to believe that we cannot see him anymore. Please send your warm goodbye to Lee Ji-han. He’ll always be remembered.”

Meanwhile fans and colleagues of Lee Ji Han have poured out their immense grief

over the loss of the 24yr old actor

Rest on Lee.

 

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