Lee Jihan: The 24-year-old K-Pop star among the dead in the tragedy in Seoul

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Lee Jihan: The 24-year-old K-Pop star among the dead in the tragedy in Seoul

Jihan, 24, rose to fame from a singing competition in South Korea, and then went into acting.

K-Pop star and actor Lee Jihan has been confirmed as one of the victims of the unimaginable tragedy in Seoul when the celebration of Halloween in Seoul, when hundreds of people were trampled in a maze of narrow alleys in the Itewon district, which is famous for its nightlife. fun.

The tally so far is over 150 people.

Lee Jihan, 24, rose to fame from a singing competition in South Korea, and then went into acting.

The two agencies representing the star – 935 Entertainment and 9Auto Entertainment – confirmed the news on Sunday.

Posting a black square on Instagram, they wrote in their statement that they were “devastated by the tragic news” of his death and told his fans that Jihan “became a star in the sky and left us.”

Expressing their “sincere condolences” to his family and all who loved him, they called him “a sweet and warm friend to all.”

They also wrote of his “bright smile” and paid tribute to his “passion for acting”, wishing him well on his “final journey”.

Jihan rose to fame on the South Korean reality show Produce 101 in 2017, where 101 K-pop fans competed to win a spot in an 11-member boy band.

Despite not being selected to join the latter group – Wanna One – Jihan capitalized on the fame he gained by starring in the South Korean drama Today Was Another Nam Hyun Day.

Former Produce 101 contestants Park Heeseok, Kim Do-hyun, and Cho Jin Hyung also paid tribute to the late star.

In a joint statement, they wrote: “Ji Han has left this world and gone to a comfortable place. We ask you to say goodbye to him on his final journey.”

Funerals for the victims of the tragedy have already begun and the South Korean government has said it will provide support for funeral expenses.

According to AllKPop, Ji Han’s funeral will be held on November 1st.

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