Bong Joon-ho leads group calling for probe into Lee Sun-kyun's death
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Bong Joon-ho leads group calling for probe into Lee Sun-kyun's death

Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho leads calls for a formal investigation
Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho leads calls for a formal investigation

17 Jan – Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is leading a group of South Korean artists in calling for an investigation surrounding the death of actor Lee Sun-kyun.

Bong, who helmed the Oscar-winning movie, "Parasite" of which Lee was one of the actors, was joined by a dozen of other showbiz-related players including actor Choi Deok-moon and singer Yoon Jong-shin in a press conference where they called for the authorities to look into whether Lee's case was handled by the police accordingly.

"We urge a thorough investigation by the authorities to ascertain whether there were any lapses in the police investigative process," Bong said.

Lee was questioned three times from October to December prior to his passing
Lee was questioned three times from October to December prior to his passing

The group also demanded an inquiry into potential leaks to the press during the investigation into Lee that saw overexposure without protective measures.

It was recently reported that the police denied Lee's request for his final interrogation to be closed to the media back in December, and was paraded in front of the reporters when he arrived in Incheon for questioning over allegations of drug abuse.

Lee had previously claimed that he was blackmailed by two women and had given in to their demands.

The actor was found dead in his car on 27 December, with the death being widely regarded as suicide.

Lee and Bong, seen here with the cast of "Parasite"
Lee and Bong, seen here with the cast of "Parasite"

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