The fatal Halloween 2022 stampede in Seoul’s Itaewon area claimed the life of South Korean actor-singer Lee Jihan. The company that handled Lee Jihan’s work, 935 Entertainment, confirmed the information. The declaration read, “Actor Lee Jihan, a precious family member of 935 Entertainment and 9 Ato Entertainment, has become a star in the sky and left us. We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to his family, who are in deep grief due to the sudden demise of the actor.”
The agency continued, “Lee Jihan was a sweet and warm friend to all. We can’t believe that we won’t be able to see the infinitely bright and innocent actor Ji-han who always smiled and greeted us anymore.” Former contestant Lee Jihan participated in the Produce 101 singing competition in Korea. With Today Was Another Nam Hyun Day, he made his television debut. Reports state that Lee Ji Han’s funeral will occur on November 1.
In the rush that occurred in a little downhill lane in Seoul, at least 151 people were killed and more than 100 others were hurt. It was the first significant Halloween event since the majority of Covid restrictions were repealed. Yoon Suk-yeol, the President of South Korea, has proclaimed a day of national mourning.
He further stated that those who were hurt during the rush would have their medical bills covered by the government. The administration “will thoroughly study the incident’s cause and make significant adjustments to ensure the same catastrophe does not occur again in the future,” the President continued.