Lee Eon dies at 27It’s always sad when a young talent dies, and when they die so suddenly and without warning … well, fans just aren’t prepared.

According to The Korea Times, Lee died on the way home after a wrap up party of his latest show, Mighty Chil-woo, yesterday at dawn: “He was riding his motorcycle when he hit a railing of the elevated roadway in Hannam-dong, Yongsan at around 2 a.m. The 27-year old actor died on the spot and was taken to Soonchunhyang University Hospital in Hannam-dong, Seoul. The police have not yet determined if Lee was drunk when he got into the motorcycle accident.”

I’m just starting to get into Korean dramas, so I don’t really know who Lee Eon is, but I was about to pick up the DVD he starred in: Coffee Prince, which is supposed to be really funny. He was the “dim-witted but loveable Min-yeop”.

You can read the entire sad report at The Korea Times and Pop Seoul. According to Pop Seoul, that particular stretch of road where he died is not well maintained and is therefore dangerous.