On March 10th a person affiliated with the Seoul police confirmed that they had sought out a warrant requesting an autopsy of Lee Ji-eun-I. The news follows the death of the nineties-era actress on March 8th. A concerned friend asked police to go to her home when she was not picking up the phone.
AdvertisementPurportedly the police have been at a loss for an exact cause of death. Lee Ji-eun-I did not leave behind a suicide note, nor were there any signs of physical damage to her body, or any traces of a consumable substance that could have been used to end her life. That the police decided to seek a warrant also suggests that Lee Ji-eun-I's family is not cooperating with the investigation, preferring to make preparations for her funeral rather than fixate on the exact cause of death.
Lee Ji-eun-I was forty-nine years old at the time of her passing. Lee Ji-eun-I is known to be survived by an ex-husband from whom she was estranged and an adult son who left her alone at home following the beginning of his mandatory military service. "My Dear Keum-hong" and "Birdcage Inn" are the best known films of the former actress, whose last professional appearance was in "Emperor of The Sea" back in 2004.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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