Saint Von Colucci was a Canadian Portuguese actor, singer, and songwriter born on December 28, 2000, in Quebec, Canada. He died on April 23, 2023, at the age of 22 after an operation to treat an infection from a previous jaw implant surgery became complicated.
Saint Von Colucci
|28 December, 2000
|23 April, 2023
Early Life and Education
Von Colucci was interested in music from childhood, particularly emo/pop music. Before moving to the USA, he worked as a child actor and model. He pursued a course in music production at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2019, he moved to Seoul, South Korea, where he wrote songs for Korean pop artists.
As a singer and songwriter, he made his debut with the EP Hug Me If I Cry, which was released in June 2022. The EP had songs titled Kill and Die, Heartless, and I Don’t Bleed which were based on heartbreak he felt after his first breakup. In August 2022, he released the songs Oppa, Pretty Lies, and Dangerously in Love in Korea and the USA. He was also working on two other EPs titled T1KT0K H1GH SCH00L and I see demons at night when he passed away.
Von Colucci played the role of an international student in the drama series Pretty Lies, which started shooting in June 2022 and was completed in December 2022. The series was scheduled to be released in the USA by the end of 2023. His publicist, Eric Blake, revealed after his death that he was working as a trainee for a big South Korean entertainment company when he died.
Von Colucci’s father was Canadian, and his mother was Portuguese. His parents’ jobs required a lot of traveling, so he grew up in different cities around the world. He was unmarried and had no children.
Saint Von Colucci died on April 23, 2023, in a South Korean hospital after undergoing an operation. He had undergone 12 surgeries to look like singer Jimin of K-Pop band BTS. He was offered a 7-figure deal to work in a Korean series for which he had had to look like Jimin. He spent $220,000 (around Rs 1,80,00,000) on 12 surgeries which included jaw surgery, implants, a face lift, a nose job, eye lift, an eyebrow lift, a lip reduction, and some other minor surgeries. He had undergone a jaw implant surgery in November 2022 which caused an infection in his jaws. He underwent surgery to remove those implants on April 22, 2023; however, due to complications during the surgery, he was put on a ventilator. His health deteriorated, and he passed away at the age of 22.
Von Colucci’s death shocked the entertainment industry and his fans worldwide. The cause of his death sparked a discussion about the consequences of plastic surgery and the importance of mental health in the entertainment industry.
Von Colucci knew five languages: English, French, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. He once said in an interview that racism was rampant in South Korea, and there was an urgent need to implement anti-racism laws in the country.
Saint Von Colucci was a talented singer, songwriter, and actor who died at a young age due to complications from plastic surgery. His death sparked a conversation about the consequences of plastic surgery and the importance of mental health in the entertainment industry. Despite his short career, he left a lasting impression on the entertainment industry and his fans worldwide.