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Korean singer-actor Lee Ji Han Confirmed Dead From Halloween Itaewon stampede

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Korean singer-actor Lee Ji Han confirmed dead from Itaewon stampede

Lee Ji Han, a singer, and actor, was confirmed dead in a Halloween party stampede at the age of 24. According to reports, at least 151 people were killed in the incident on Saturday night, October 29, as they gathered to celebrate the festivities.

The stampede was said to have started when a large crowd of young people, mostly in their teens and twenties, poured into a narrow Seoul street to “see a local celebrity.”

Lee Ji Han, best known for his appearance on Produce 101 Season 2, was killed in the stampede. “It is true that Lee Ji Han passed away,” said Lee Ji Han’s agency, 935 Entertainment, in a statement translated by Soompi.

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“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.”

Ji Han’s other agency 9ato Entertainment also confirmed the news in a social media statement. 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.

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“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.”

Many have paid tribute to Ji Han with several of his castmates on Produce 101 mourning him on social media, including Park Hee Seok, Kim Do Hyun, and Cho Jin Hyung.

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