It is official that singer and actress Lee Ji Han passed away at the age of 24 during the stampede at a Halloween party.
On Saturday, October 29, when people came to celebrate the festivities, there are reports of at least 151 fatalities.
According to rumors, the stampede started when a sizable group of youths, largely in their teens and 20s, flocked to a congested Seoul street to “see a local celebrity”
Best recognized for participating in Produce 101 Season 2 as a contestant, Lee Ji Han was killed in the stampede.
In a statement translated by Soompi, Lee Ji Han’s agency, 935 Entertainment, said: “It’s true that Lee Ji Han passed away due to the accident in Itaewon on October 29.
“We also hoped that it wasn’t true, and we were very shocked to hear the news. The family is suffering immense grief right now, so we are being very cautious. May he rest in peace.”
They later followed up with another statement which said: “Please send a warm farewell to [Lee], who left us too soon. We will also remember Lee, who shone beautifully with his passion for acting.”
In a message on social media, Ji Han’s other company, 9ato Entertainment, also confirmed the information.
They said according to SBS Star: “We are sad to deliver such news today, but Lee Jihan has passed away in the crush in Itaewon last night. We would like to express our deepest condolences to his family, who are saddened by the sudden tragic news, also to everyone who loved him.
“Lee Ji-han brightly smiled when greeting us all the time. He had pure and positive energy with great passion for acting. It is very hard to believe that we cannot see him anymore. Please send your warm goodbye to Lee Ji-han. He’ll always be remembered.”
Ji Han has received many tributes, and several of his Produce 101 coworkers, including Park Hee Seok, Kim Do Hyun, and Cho Jin Hyung, have shared their condolences online.