Canadian actor, Saint Von Colucci has died at a South Korean hospital on Sunday morning after undergoing surgeries to look like K-pop superband BTS’ singer Jimin.
According to reports aceshowbiz.com, Von Colucci, 22, died after suffering complications from the cosmetic procedures he had a few months ago.
Von Colucci spent $220,000 on 12 plastic surgeries so he could play the K-pop star for a US streaming network, his publicist said.
On the process he went through before his death, the celebrity went into surgery on Saturday night to remove implants from his jaw that he had put in in November 2022.
Unfortunately, he developed an infection from the implants and due to complications, he had been intubated but he died hours later.
Speaking to Daily Mail, his publicist Eric Blake said Von Colucci moved to South Korea from Canada in 2019 to get into the music industry.
His publicist also revealed that he was working as a trainee for one of the three big South Korean Entertainment companies.
In reaction to the situation, Blake who had been working with the young actor since March 2022 made comments. He said, “Its very tragic and very unfortunate.”
Speaking further, Blake explained that Von Colucci, who stood 6 feet tall and weighed 182 pounds with dark blonde hair and blue eyes, was “very insecure” about his looks.
“He was very insecure about his looks,” Blake explains. “He had a very square jawline and chin and he didn’t like the shape of it because he thought it was too wide an wanted a V-shape, the shape many Asians have.”
He also revealed that Von Colucci had 12 cosmetic procedures over the last year, including jaw surgery, implants, a face lift, a nose job, eye lift, an eyebrow lift, a lip reduction and some other minor surgeries.
“He was very unhappy about his appearance,” Blake said
“He was very insecure about his face. It was very hard from him to get a job in South Korea and he felt very discriminated against his Western looks.”