The Itaewon stampede in Seoul, South Korea, claimed the lives of 153 people, including singer and actor Lee Jihan. He was 24.
In a statement, Lee’s management company, 935 Entertainment, acknowledged the tragic news: “We are sorry to inform you that Lee Ji-han has gone suddenly in the Itaewon crush. We want to send our sincere sympathies to both his family, who is devastated by the sudden dreadful news, and to everyone who knew and loved him.”
Details about During the Seoul Stampede, 24 year old K-Pop idol-actor Lee Jihan passes away:
Jihan, who participated in Produce 101’s second season, was a rising sensation in the Korean entertainment industry. The program follows 101 K-Pop artists competing for a position in an 11-piece boy band. Jihan earned popularity by covering popular songs like “Overdose” and “Be Mine.” “before being ejected in the fifth show.
He started performing roles after the reality competition. The Korean drama Today Was Another Namhyun Day featured him in 2019.
Over the weekend, a crowd surge took place in a tight alley, which led to the tragedy of the crowd crush. The majority of the victims were young adults from a variety of 14 nations, totaling over 140 injuries. Korean police have been probing into what happened as of Monday, including how crowd control efforts and safety safeguards failed.
A time of national mourning has been established till November 5 by President Yoon Suk Yeol. As a result of the tragic incident, a number of K-pop releases and events have been postponed or canceled.