Actor Lee Sun-kyun, best known internationally for his role in the Academy Award-winning film "Parasite," has died

He died during an investigation into illegal drug use, police confirmed on Wednesday. He was 48 years old.

The capital Seoul said in a statement that it had received a missing person report from Lee's manager on a hotline

“The cause of death is believed to be suicide,” police said.

Wednesday's footage shows personnel in forensic attire examining a car surrounded by police tape.

Lee has been questioned three times since October as part of an investigation into alleged drug use.

Recently on December 23, the police detained him for 19 hours and was released the next day.

The 2007 television series "Behind the White Tower", the 2010 series "Pasta" and the sci-fi thriller series "Dr. Roles in. Brain,"