Canadian actor, Saint Von Colucci has died at age 22 in a South Korean hospital after undergoing 12 surgeries to look like K-pop BTS’ singer, Jimin.
His publicist Eric Blake tells Daily Mail Von Colucci moved to South Korea from Canada in 2019 to get into the music industry.
He was working as a trainee for one of the three big South Korean Entertainment companies, his publicist says.
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 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 said 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.
The actor died on Sunday morning after suffering complications from the cosmetic procedures he had a few months ago, reports aceshowbiz.com.
According to his publicist, Von Colucci went under the knife on Saturday, April 22, to remove jaw implants he had put in last November.
He developed an infection from the implants and due to complications, he had been intubated but he died hours later.
According to his publicist, Von Colucci spent $220,000 on 12 plastic surgeries so he could play the K-pop star for a US streaming network.
“Its very tragic and very unfortunate,” says Blake, who had been working with the young actor since March 2022.
“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.”