South Korea Police Defend Probe of ‘Parasite’ Actor Who Was Found Dead

SEOUL—The head of the district police force that investigated South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun over allegations of illegal drug use on Thursday defended the tough questioning of him before he was found dead.
Incheon Metropolitan Police chief Kim Hui-jung told a news briefing the entire process was justified and done with Mr. Lee’s consent. He expressed “deep regret” over his death and offered his condolences to his family.
Mr. Lee, 48, who played the wealthy patriarch in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” died on Wednesday.
His death raised questions over the apparently harsh and public nature of the probe that fueled media coverage delving into Mr. Lee’s private life….

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