Musician and actor Lee Jihan is verified to have died in the crowd crush that happened during a Halloween party in Seoul,
South Korea over the weekend. His firm 935 Entertainment verified the unfortunate news on Weekend, October 30, “It’s real that Lee Ji Han died because of the crash in Itaewon on October 29,” mentions aceshowbiz.com.
The rep of the firm continued: “We also wished that it wasn’t real, and we were really very surprised to find out the news.” Talking to the public to appreciate the family’s privacy within this period of feelings of loss, the firm added: “The family is experiencing tremendous pain now, so we are being actually very careful. May he rest in peace.”
The information of Lee Jihan’s passing first reached out to the people when many of his ‘Produce 101’ castmates, Park Heeseok, Jo Jinhyung, and Kim Dohyun, paid tribute on social media sites. They published on Instagram” “Ji Han has left this world and gone to a comfortable place. We ask that you say goodbye to him on his final path.”
Lee Jihan first got into the spotlight as a participant on Mnet’s ‘Produce 101’ season 2 in 2017. He actually auditioned on the show with a cover of EXO’s “Overdose” and was removed in the 5th episode. Lee Jihan took place to make his launching as an actor on the web drama ‘Now Was One More Nam Hyun Day’ in 2019. He was actually 24 years old (by international reckoning) during the time of his death. His mortuary will be built at the funeral hall of Myongji Hospital, and the funeral will certainly be held on November 1.
Lee Jihan was among 154 people killed in the stampede, which happened on Saturday in Itaewon, a busy night life location in the capital city. 1000s of people joined in the narrow streets of the district to enjoy Halloween festivities when the crowd size came to be overwhelming, causing panic and an ultimate deadly crowd surge. More than 80 people were actually reported injured and 1000s of missing person reports were actually filed in the days ever since the tragedy.
The Korean government has announced a period of national mourning that will last before November 5. Many K-pop music releases and events have been terminated or postponed in the wake of the disaster.