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Inside the wild, bizarre case of a ‘Canadian actor’ who died trying to look like BTS’ Jimin


The internet has been abuzz this week with the alleged sudden death of Saint Von Colucci, a 22-year-old Canadian actor who reportedly moved to South Korea in 2019 hoping to become a K-pop artist.

The story made headlines beyond South Korea daily Mail The news broke on Monday. According to the outlet, Colucci died in November 2022 from complications of a jawbone implant he received.

The Daily Mail cited a publicist for Colucci’s by the name of Eric Blake as a source for the news. Blake reportedly claimed that Colucci underwent 12 cosmetic procedures over the past year to look like BTS member Jimin.

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Colucci reportedly underwent an eyebrow lift, an eye lift, a nose job, a face lift, a lip reduction and a jawbone surgery, among other procedures. Blake said the actor was aware of the risks, but decided to go through them anyway so he could play Jimin for a major streaming network in the US.

Colucci was reportedly admitted to the hospital on Saturday, April 22, to have his jaw implant removed, which had developed an infection. He died hours later on Sunday, according to the Daily Mail.

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The story has since gone viral, with various media outlets publishing their own stories following the exclusive report.

Entertainment venues perez hilton dot com, tmz And allkpop are among those who picked up the story in the US Across Asia, Malaysia starPhilippines manila bulletin and Singapore Asia One All reported similar details, citing the Daily Mail as their source. Colucci’s death made headlines in South Korea itself,

However, some social media users started noticing cracks in the story and urged others to take it with a grain of salt.

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twitter user Raphael Rashid (@koryodynasty), a freelance journalist based in Seoul, questioned the authenticity of the story one in long twitter thread, Pointing out inconsistencies and questionable details.

Rasheed said that The Hype Company PR, “the claimed agency that represents ‘St. Von Colucci’,” was formed less than a month ago and had little or no information about itself.

running your domain, www.thehypecompanypr.com, on domain tracker Who is it Shows the website was registered through Wix on March 28th and will expire on the same date next year. The website was also registered under the name “Lulu Lam”, with an address in St. Clair, Toronto, Canada.

The website previously featured an About page that only contained the default Wix text. The social media links also pointed to Wix’s own pages, except for one Instagram link that led to the alleged company. now-private account,

At the time of this writing, the website shows animated graphics of the words “Hype” and “The Hype Company”.

Rashid also highlighted Colucci’s lack of online presence. His last known Instagram account, which goes by the handle @papaxxzy, Despite having nearly 100,000 followers is publicly accessible but devoid of a single comment. The photos also appear to be highly processed.

Rasheed pointed out how one of Colucci’s Instagram post details had been edited on April 25, two days after his alleged death. The journalist also stressed that Colucci’s name had only been mentioned a few times in the past, particularly in the last year.

A Google search returned Colucci’s name in 2022 in four different press releases. The two of them noted that the “Canadian-Portuguese singer and songwriter” had signed an “exclusive worldwide management deal” with “City Boyz Money”.

A digital journal The press release, which was published on May 11, stated that the “Canadian-Portuguese singer” was 23 years old, but a Later press release from IssuewireThe date, August 12, noted that he was 22 years old and was born on December 28, 1999 in Quebec, Canada.

The above press release states that Colucci is expected to release “Hug Me If I Cry,” “Oppa,” “Dangerously in Love,” “Heartless,” “I Don’t Bleed,” “Kill and Die” and “Pretty Lies” in 2022. “Pretty Lies” was also told The title of his Korean drama set for the US later this year.

However, only two songs- “Kill and Die” And “heartless” – Quit with lyrics after quick Google searches. in Koluchi instagram reelsArtist shared two sketches “Kill and Die” and “I Don’t Bleed.”

one more Issuewire Press Releasedated June 24, 2022, includes a linktree page for “Kill and Die” which leads to various music platforms. However, none of them allowed playback and most returned an error page.

The release included media contacts referring to “IBG Press” or “IBG Plus”, which currently do not appear in Google searches. Additionally, they all mention One inactive website Colucci and for him previous instagram accountthat went off the handle @saintcolucci,

Interestingly, Colucci’s spotify account Listed as verified. his bio though There is another discrepancy, given that he was born on December 20, 1999, instead of December 28, according to the Issuewire press release. are linked Facebook And Twitter Accounts are also not available.

one more issuewire Press release A quote from Colucci was published on April 22, 2022 that showed negativity towards some Korean men. The artist reportedly explained the inspiration behind one of his supposed songs, “Oppa”, saying:

They’re about these obnoxious young Korean guys I met during my two years in South Korea. They all hang out around Gangnam… They all look alike. They all have the same hairstyle… the same fashion style but most importantly they all have a sense of superiority over any other race, even though they can’t put together two complete sentences in any other language , especially in English. This kind of entitlement makes me want to puke on their make-up covered faces.

In addition to suggesting that Colucci’s photos may be AI-generated, Rashid said that other photos of the actor are “extremely blurry”.

Another Twitter user, @cowboyjooni, shared One of Colucci’s Instagram pictures shows the artist with a bent arm and what appears to be a missing thumb. there are discrepancies Common in AI-generated images,

Nevertheless, the image seemed to confirm that Colucci had a rose tattoo on his chest, shown in a photo from the April 22 Issuewire release.

Other journalists, including Rolling Stone India assistant editor and producer Riddhi Chakraborty, have expressed doubts over Colucci’s alleged death.

“I got two press releases about this from two different PR agencies,” Chakraborty said. Tweeted, “One declared ‘St. von Colusi’ to be intubated and in critical condition and the next said he had passed away. My team and I have hunted high and low but have been unable to find any legal information or sources.

chakraborty Agreed that Colucci’s photos look highly edited and so do most”obscure” his face, “Again, we have no idea if any of this is true or false, so we can’t really verify that any of this happened, including plastic surgery to ‘look like Jimin’ Is.”

The assistant editor of Rolling Stone India also said that she had never seen any press release about any artist being hospitalised. Instead, his team or family members usually issue a statement after being asked, she said.

I Heart Radio Canada also expressed skepticism over the news, pointing out discrepancies how the story is being broadcast, such as Colucci He is believed to be the “second son” of IBG Capital CEO Giovanni Lamas and former Brazilian model Adriana Lima.

it was only the name of the llamas The press release attached to Colucci revealed. Whereas, Lima have two daughters She shares it with her ex-husband, Serbian basketball player Marko Jarić. He gave birth to her third child With boyfriend and filmmaker Andre Lammers in September 2022.

iHeartRadio also noted that Colucci’s upcoming series, “Pretty Lies” (or “Cogimar”), returns no results via a Google search and has no listing on IMDb. Colucci himself does not have an IMDb page.

Blake, who claims to have worked with Colucci since March 2022, said the drama was set to release in October 2023 on an undisclosed US streaming platform. Filming reportedly took place between June and December 2022.

The Daily Mail has withdrawn its report but has not commented on the decision. According to iHeartRadio, a source Claimed that the Mail’s editors have determined that Ruth Bashinsky, the New York-based reporter behind the exclusive, “was duped and the entire story is a hoax.” tmz It also published a report dismissing the story, saying “It was all a lie.”

The lack of publicly available information surrounding Colucci makes it challenging to verify his identity, let alone confirm his alleged demise. NextShark is open to communicating with reliable sources such as legitimate near relatives, network connections or even fans – who may know truly important details – to provide updates to this story as necessary.


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