The actor’s management company, 935 Entertainment, acknowledged that the reports of his passing were accurate. The announcement made public on October 30 stated that it was true Lee Ji Han had died as a result of the accident in Itaewon on October 29 on Halloween.
Additionally, the agency spokesperson pleaded with the public to respect Lee’s family’s right to privacy. We’re taking extra care because the family is currently going through a great deal of grief. May he rest in peace,” said the agency’s representatives in a statement.
Park Heeseok, Jo Jinhyung, and Kim Dohyun, three of Lee’s closest friends and co-stars on “Produce 101,” were unable to contain their anguish and posted about it on social media. The group posted on Instagram, saying, “Ji Han has departed this world and gone to a cosy place. We ask that you bid him farewell on his last journey.
The actor passed away at the age of 24.
After taking part in the reality TV singing competition series “Produce 101,” he gained notoriety. Later, with the TV show “Today Was Another Nam Hyun Day,” he made his acting debut.
One of the 154 victims of the stampede was Lee. The crush of people happened in Itaewon, one of Seoul’s busiest nightlife areas. For Halloween, thousands of people flocked to the streets, but as the gathering became larger, a stampede occurred.
Numerous nations have expressed their sympathies for the Seoul Stampede. S Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs for India, used Twitter to show the victims India’s sympathy. “Deeply shocked at the loss of so many young lives as a result of the Seoul stampede. We send our sympathies to the families of those who lost loved ones. We support the Republic of Korea throughout this challenging period,” the minister wrote.
Fans expressed their sympathy for the actor in great numbers. The actor’s agencies shared their sorrow over the tragedy that had occurred during this Halloween 2022.
Everyone made contact with the star’s family and expressed their condolences and respect.
The funeral took place on November 1, according to All KPop. The actor-singer gained fame in 2017 after participating in season two of a reality show where over 100 contestants tried to join an eleven-person K-pop group and secure a seat in the lineup.
Injured people were given hospital beds by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, which also sent out emergency medical personnel. In Itaewon, more than 100,000 people gathered for the nation’s largest outdoor Halloween event since the pandemic started, which was restricted by strict gathering regulations.