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R.I.P. "LEE EON"
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"Lee Eon dies in accident"
August 20th, 2008 // by javabeans



Oh, man.

Model-turned-actor Lee Eon (also spelled Lee Un, most famously of Coffee Prince) has died 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 guardrail of the overpass, and is said to have died almost immediately.

The news has shocked everyone; online, netizens are abuzz in disbelief. Just the night before, he had been onscreen in Chil Woo’s finale episode, and the sudden news is, to say the least, startling.

Lee Eon got his start modeling, but shot to mainstream levels of fame when he took on the role of simple-hearted but lovable Min Yub in last year’s Coffee Prince. 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.
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"Stars mourn Lee Eon"
August 20th, 2008 // by javabeans



As previously reported, actor Lee Eon’s sudden death early on the morning of August 21 has proved a shock to the entertainment community.

Celebrities came garbed in funeral blacks to pay their respects to their deceased colleague/co-star/friend at the mortuary area in the hospital where the deceased’s body is being kept until the funeral service. Yoon Eun-hye arrived in tears at Seoul’s Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital, as did fellow Coffee Prince co-star Kim Jae-wook, who appears to still be stunned, reportedly sobbing as he kept his face hidden behind his hair. (Pics of the stars, and in particular Kim Jae-wook, make me feel uncomfortably voyeuristic; I admit to an interest in seeing pics, but not when they are clearly intrusive in such a raw moment.)

His co-star from drama Strongest Chil Woo, actor Yoo Ah-in, also showed up, grim-faced. If you’re wondering why certain people haven’t yet paid their respects, I’m sure they’ll be making their way to the funeral area as they learn about the accident today. I haven’t seen pics of the rest of his Chil Woo castmates, but apparently they were among the earliest to receive word. Eric received the phone call at 3am and headed directly to the hospital, along with cast and crew members, including Gu Hye-sun and PD Park Man-young.


Yoon Eun-hye with her party; Yoo Ah-in


Others who came by were former co-star Ryu Deok-hwan, and supermodel Park Dool-seon. (She is one of the main stars of modeling reality show I Am a Model, which Lee Eon was involved with; he had also reportedly dated supermodel Jang Yoon-joo, one of Park Dool-seon’s colleagues.)

His mother understandably was in a huge state of shock, and apparently still in denial; she resisted being led to the funeral room, wanting to go to a hospital room instead, as though unable to digest the truth.

Also, a report was issued contradicting early beliefs that the accident occurred on Lee Eon’s way home after the Chil Woo wrap party. A new report suggests that Lee Eon had already arrived home, then left again, after which he was in the accident. Some sources speculate that he had been on the way to the club where he had worked as a DJ. I’m sure these details will be sorted out in due time.

As to questions of his sobriety at the time of his death, police have stated that tests will be conducted to determine whether he was drunk, but will not have the results for approximately a week. Lee Eon is, however, reported to not be much of a drinker.

PD Lee Yoon-jung, who’d directed Lee Eon in Coffee Prince, also shared her words of grief, saying, “I don’t know what to say. I plan to pay my respects tonight. Lee Eon had a special passion for acting and was always a source of support for staff on the film set. He was a good person.”

The funeral service is planned for August 23. Other details as yet unconfirmed.


Kim Jae-wook, Park Dool-seon, Ilac

Via Yonhap News, Newsen

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"Kim Jae Wook and Yoon Eun Hye at Lee Eon's Wake",
Thursday August 21, 2008 Korea



Yes, we are all devastated by the news.


But Coffee Prince Waffle man Kim Jae Wook seemed to be the most devastated one of us all. He showed up at the wake in a sad state, with his hair all over his red-face. According to Soyboy, he was the first one at the wake.

Coffee Prince actress Yoon Eun Hye was at the wake too, appearing teary and in shock.


source: kbites
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oohh..how sad..
soo unexpected..
condolences to his family and friends..

may his soul rest in peace..
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...ohhhhh....is it true?.....
...so sad... i like his role in coffee prince.....so sad....
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condolences to his family.he's also the only child TT__TT
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This is so sad....may his soul rest in perfect peace
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yep this was indeed sad...
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omg...super shocking....i like him in coffee prince...so young to die..condolence...
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I swear just yesterday I was thinking about the coffee prince guy, but now!
...RIP
This is so sad! I hope people starts to drive safely from now on
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OMG! damn....i can't believe it! ...... =( he was awsome in coffee prince.

Rest In Peace Lee Eon.. =[
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damn, this is so shocking....

rest in peace....

and condolence to all his family and friends..
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MAY HE REST IN PEACE....................


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Condolence....RIP
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this is also in the general thread >_>
so it's true eh?
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omg... i'm so shocked...
ahhh...all i can say is condolence...
ahhh... i really like him in coffee prince...
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