Actor and former “Produce 101 Season 2” contestant Lee Ji Han was revealed to have passed away during the Itaewon tragedy 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 the accident in Itaewon on October 29.”
The agency representative continued, “We also wish that it wasn’t, and we were very surprised to hear the news. The family is in immense pain right now so we are being very careful. Rest in peace”.
News of Lee Ji Han’s passing first reached the public 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. We ask that you say goodbye to him on his final journey.”
Lee Ji Han, who first came into the spotlight as a contestant on Mnet’s “Produce 101 Season 2” in 2017, made his acting debut in the web drama “Today Was Another Nam Hyun Day” in 2019. He was 24 years old (international age) at the time of his death.
On the night of October 29, at least 151 people were killed, with many others injured, after being crushed by a large crowd during Halloween celebrations in the Itaewon neighborhood of Seoul.
We offer our condolences to Lee Ji Han’s friends and family during this painful time. Rest in peace.
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