Lee’s agency, 935 Entertainment, confirmed the news in a statement, “We are sorry to announce such news today, but Lee Jihan passed away amid the crowd in Itaewon. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and feel Very sad.” For this sudden and tragic news, even for all who loved him.
After participating in the second season of the Korean singing competition Produce 101, Jihan has become a rising star in the Korean entertainment industry. The show spotlights 101 K-pop artists who compete for a spot in the boy group 11 members. Following hits like “Overdose” and “Be Mine,” Jihan got a sequel but was eliminated in episode five.
After the reality show ended, she started working as an actress. In 2019, starred in the Korean drama “Today is Nanxian Day”.
The mob tragedy occurred over the weekend when crowds erupted in a narrow alley. More than 140 people were injured, most of them young people from 14 countries. On Monday, South Korean police launched an investigation into the incident, including the failure of crowd control and security measures.
President Yoon Siyeol announced a nationwide period of mourning until November 5. Various K-pop releases and affairs have been compensated or deferred in the wake of the deadly incident.
Jihan was one of at least 153 people killed in one of South Korea’s worst disasters in years. It was unclear what prompted the crowds into the sloping alleys in the Itaewon district on Saturday night. Eyewitnesses said people fell on each other “like dominoes,” with some sufferers exuding from their noses and mouths during CPR, according to the Associated Press.
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Former Produce 101 contestants Park Hee-suk and Kim Do-hyun took to Instagram to pay tribute to their former teammates. They also shared information about Jihan’s funeral. Fans also mourned the passing of the young actor. Korean artists such as Psy and Enhypen also expressed their condolences.