Lee Jihan has died. The 24-year-old K-pop singer and actor was one of the victims of the crowd surge tragedy in Seoul, South Korea.
The horrific incident claimed the lives of 154 people, including Lee Jihan. The crowd surge tragedy took place in Itaewon on Saturday.
Lee Jihan rose to popularity after appearing in the second season of the popular reality singing competition series Produce 101.
The show gives 101 contestants an unmissable opportunity to join an 11-member K-pop group. After competing on Produce 101, Lee Jihan made a foray into acting in 2019.
He appeared in the Korean drama series Today Was Another Nam Hyun Day. The actor’s agency, 935 Entertainment has confirmed the news to multiple outlets via a statement.
“We are sad to deliver such news today, but Lee Jihan has passed away in the crush in Itaewon last night,” the statement read. “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.”
On Saturday, a large crowd gathered in the streets of Itaewon to celebrate Halloween festivities. The overwhelming size of the crowd triggered panic that lead to a fatal crowd surge.
More than eighty other people have been reported injured, while thousands of people are still missing. Also, the death toll continues to rise since the crowd surge.
The wittyScoop team offers condolences to South Korea after the Halloween tragedy.
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