Model-turned-actor Lee Eon (also spelled Lee Un, most famously of Coffee Prince) has died tragically in a motorcycle accident.
The 27-year-old, born Park Sang-min, was on his way home following the wrap party for KBS’s Strongest Chil Woo early on the morning of August 21. He was riding a motorcycle and ran into the guard rail of the overpass in Hanam-dong. He was not breathing when the police found him at the scene and was rushed to the hospital. However, the doctors were not able to resuscitate him.
Lee became popular for his performance as a supporting actor in MBC (Korea)’s TV series “Coffee Prince 1st Shop”, which propelled him to fame in the entertainment world. He followed that with a stint as a cable-TV MC, then returned to dramas with Who Are You? and, most recently, Strongest Chil Woo.
RIP Lee Eon