Kim Sung-min’s Drugs Scandal
Kim Sung Min was arrested at his home on March 11, 2015 for purchasing and possessing methamphetamine in November the year before. This was not the first time he was arrested for drug charges, as he was arrested in 2008 for smuggling methamphetamine from Philippines and in 2011 for smoking marijuana.
After having been arrested, his wife had an interview with media outlet The Fact, where she said that her husband’s recent drug problems were because of her.
Previously, Kim Sung Min was convicted of illegally purchasing methamphetamine, commonly known as meth.
In the interview, the actor’s wife Lee Hanna showed tears and expressed her concerns for her husband. “Even after we got married, I could not fully understand him and I made him suffer,” she said. “We had a huge fight, and he even became suicidal. Then he did things he shouldn’t have done.”
“He’s been sending me 10-page letters everyday since he’s been detained,” said Lee while crying, “when I read his letters, I realize how much of a terrible wife I was, and how mean I was to him all this time.”
“He is deeply regretful of what he did. It may be more difficult for him as he is a celebrity, but I believe it is something that I should help, as I am his wife. We promised that he will be treated at the hospital as soon as he is released.”
In her initial petition to the court, Lee Hanna said, “It hurts me to think that I might be largely responsible for Kim Sung Min to commit this crime. We had a very serious fight and he attempted suicide in October. [His drug issues] happened in November.”
Kim Sung-Min’s Death
After having scandals for drugs twice, actor Kim Sung Min was found having attempted suicide on June 24, 2016. He then received a final diagnosis of brain death on the morning of June 26th.
The initial diagnosis was made at roughly 2 a.m., and the final confirmation occurred at 10:15 a.m. after thorough examination. Following the initial diagnosis, Kim Sung Min’s family consented to organ donation. With police sanction, examinations will be done to determine organ compatibility, and the transplant/organ recovery procedure will be performed this afternoon.
Kim Sung Min was found unconscious in the bathroom of his home on June 24, having appeared to have hung himself with his tie after an argument with his wife. His son had notified the police during the altercation, saying that his father was assaulting his mother, though his mother told police that it was a minor argument. Kim Sung Min’s wife asked police to check on him, as he often spoke of suicide after drinking, which is when the actor was found.