Police believe ‘Parasite’ star Lee Sun-kyun died during narcotics probe.

– South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun, famed for "Parasite," died at 48 amid an investigation into alleged illegal drug use, with police suggesting suicide.

– Lee had been questioned by police in Incheon multiple times since October; his drug tests consistently returned negative results.

– The actor claimed he was tricked into drug use and blackmailed, filing a lawsuit against the alleged blackmailer.

– Two individuals were arrested in connection to the drug investigation; Lee had requested a polygraph examination.

– Lee's family declined an autopsy, and police expressed condolences, emphasizing adherence to South Korean law regarding information release.

– A quiet funeral will be held with family and colleagues, according to his agency, Hodu & U Entertainment.

– South Korea's entertainment events were affected, with cancellations including the director and cast celebration of "12:12: The Day" hitting 10 million ticket sales.

– Media is urged to refrain from spreading false information, and Lee's agency did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.

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