K-Pop star Lee Ji-han died on October 29 during a massive Halloween event in Seoul, South Korea. The 24-year-old died during a stampede that claimed the lives of at least 150 people. Ji-han’s management company 935 Entertainment confirmed the tragic news the next day, on October 30.
“We are saddened to deliver such news today, but Lee Ji-han passed away last night in Itaewon,” the statement said. “We would like to express our deepest condolences to his family, who are saddened by the sudden tragic news, also to all those who loved him.”
So who is Lee Ji-han? We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the talented K-Pop star in the wake of his tragic death.
Lee Ji-han was on a singing competition series.
Lee Ji-han rose to fame as a contestant on season 2 of the reality drawing competition series Produce 101. The show features singers competing to join an 11-member K-pop group. He was eliminated in the first round of the season, which aired in 2017.
Some Produce 101 participants responded to Ji-han’s death either to social mediator in statements including Park Hee Soon, Kim Do Hyun, and Cho Jin Hyung.
Ji-han was an actor.
Ji-han made his acting debut in 2019 in the Korean web series Today was another Nam Hyun day. Ji-han played Shin Nam Hyun opposite Choi Woo Jung who played Shin Nam Hee.
His death was a day of mourning.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeoul declared a day of national mourning on October 30 following Ji-han’s passing, according to reports. Ji-han’s funeral is reportedly scheduled for Tuesday, November 1.