South Korean Actor Lee Ji-han Passes Away in Seoul’s Halloween Stampede

The news was confirmed by the actor’s agency, 935 Entertainment. In a statement given to Soompi, they shared, “It’s true that Lee Ji Han passed away due to the accident in Itaewon on 29 October. 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.”

The tragic news of Ji-han’s passing first surfaced the internet when his fellow contestants Park Hee Seok, Kim Do Hyun, and Cho Jin Hyung from Produce 101, posted about the same on their social media. “Ji-han has left this world and gone to a comfortable place. We ask that you say goodbye to him on his final path,” one of their statements read.

On 30 October, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol proclaimed a day of national mourning. In the wake of the tragedy, a number of shows and K-pop celebrities postponed their broadcasts and scheduled events.

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