Lee Ji Han, a 24-year-old K-pop singer and actor, was among more than 150 people who died at a crowd rally in Seoul in the city’s Itaewon district on Oct. 29. The tragedy is now considered one of the deadliest peace incidents in South Korean history.
Lee’s agency, 935 Entertainment, confirmed the news in a statement posted to the site Social media. “We are sad to deliver such news today, but Lee Ji Han has passed away at the concert that took place in Itaewon last night,” the translated statement read. They went to express their condolences to his family and fans.
The singer rose to fame in 2017 after competing on the second season of “Produce 101,” a music competition in which the winners are placed in a boy band. He made his debut as an actor in the web-comedy drama “Today Was Another Nam Hyun Day” in 2019.
Lee was one of thousands of people who gathered to celebrate Halloween in Itaewon over the weekend where 150 people were killed and 133 were injured During a fatal crowd wave that occurred in an alley about 11 feet wide. In the wake of the incident, South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol issued a period of national mourning until Saturday.
In the alliance, several K-pop acts and agencies have halted upcoming releases and events including Hybe, (the main label and management house behind BTS, Tomorrow X Together, Seventeen and more) who postponed the 2022 show Hybe Briefing With the Community” which was It was originally scheduled to take place on November 4.
Label and management company YG Entertainment (Blackpink, Big Bang, Winner, Treasure, and more) too issued a statement Regarding the temporary postponement of the promotion schedule and content release dates for their artists.
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