Saint Von Colucci, a Canadian actor, died at a young age after receiving plastic surgery to look like BTS singer Jimin.
Saint Von Colucci died on April 23 in a South Korean hospital after complications from cosmetic treatments he had a few months before. He was only 22, according to aceshowbiz.com.
Von Colucci spent $220,000 on 12 plastic operations, according to his publicist, to play the K-pop sensation for a US streaming network. On Saturday night, he underwent surgery to remove implants from his jaw that he had placed in November 2022.
He acquired an infection from the implants and was intubated due to complications, but he died hours later.
According to his representative Eric Blake, Von Colucci relocated to South Korea from Canada in 2019 to pursue a career in the music industry. According to his publicist, he was a trainee for one of the three major South Korean entertainment corporations.
“Its very tragic and very unfortunate,” says Blake, who had been working with the young actor since March 2022. Blake shares 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 claims Von Colucci underwent 12 cosmetic procedures in the last year, including jaw surgery, implants, a face lift, a nose job, an eye lift, an eyebrow lift, a lip reduction, and other minor treatments. Blake claims his client was aware of the risks of jaw implant surgery, which involves reshaping your natural jaw and implanting implants, but he still wanted to undergo it.
According to Blake, the young actor was “very unhappy about his appearance.” “He was very insecure about his face,” he says of the late singing prospect. It was difficult for him to get work in South Korea, and he felt severely prejudiced against because of his Western appearance.”
Von Colucci started filming the Korean drama ‘Pretty Lies’ in June and shooting was completed in December. He played one of the main characters as an international student.