Famous K-Pop singer dies in Seoul stampede

Lee Jihan, a K-Pop singer and actor, died in the stampede in the Itaewon district of Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday.

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Sunday, 935 Entertainment and 9Ato Entertainment, the companies managing the star’s career, have confirmed the news. He was 24 years old.

“We are saddened to announce such news today, but Lee Jihan died in the stampede in Itaewon last night, said the press release relayed by EntertainmentTonight. We would like to express our deepest condolences to his family, who are saddened by the sudden and tragic news, and to all those who loved him. »

Born on August 3, 1998, the young singer entered the Korean entertainment industry by participating in the second season of the Korean talent show Produce 101in which 101 K-pop hopefuls competed for a spot in an 11-member group.

He then became an actor in 2019, starring in the series Today Was Another Nam Hyun Day.

More than 150 people were killed in the Itaewon stampede, and at least 132 others were reportedly injured, including 37 in critical condition.

The authorities fear that the toll will increase. According to Choi Seong-beom, fire chief of Yongsan in Seoul, those killed or injured were mostly teenagers and people in their twenties.

The Korean government has declared a period of national mourning until November 5.

In light of the tragedy, several K-pop music events have been canceled or postponed.


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