It is with a heavy heart that we report that the information previously released concerning Super Junior Leeteuk’s father and grandparents has been discovered to be somewhat in error.
At the time the news was first released of the discovery of the death of his loved ones it had been reported that it had been due to a car accident. Now Dongjak Police Department have released a statement stating that in fact they had been found in their home in Seoul. It has been reported that a family member discovered the bodies on Monday January 6.
It has been reported that Leeteuk’s father had been living with the elderly couple since his divorce from Leeteuk’s mother in 1998. Unfortunately Leeteuk’s grandfather started suffering from dementia in recent years and then last year his grandmother, who had been taking care of her husband, become bedridden with late-stage lung cancer and also begin to suffer the effects of dementia. Reports are that Park Yong In, Leeteuk’s father, had made plans to place the couple in a convalescent hospital due to both monetary and mental exhaustion.
All three were discovered in the bedroom with a suicide note believed to have been written by Leeteuk’s father. Family members are now saying that Leeteuk’s father had started suffering from depression and police are looking into medical reports to confirm the statement. The police believe that Park Yong In took the lives of his parents in order to end their suffering and then took his own life due to being overwhelmed with his struggles.
The police department has no plans to hold an official briefing or to perform an autopsy on the deceased. They stated, “We judged that it is enough with just the deceased’s family’s testimony. With the cause of death comparatively clear, we will not be performing an autopsy.”
Leeteuk has been granted emergency leave from the military in order to attend his father and grandparents funeral as he is currently serving his two year mandatory military stint which he started in October 2012.
He and his sister Park In Young, as well as the other family members and friends, are currently gathering for the wake at the funeral parlor.
Yesterday as the news broke Super Junior’s Ryeowook was on air hosting his regular radio program, Super Junior’s Kiss The Radio. The show is aired live and has live video feeds as well. Even though it was clear that he was truly upset he stayed to finish the show but once the news was reveled the cameras were turned away from him. BTOB‘s Minhyuk was there as a guest and commented, “I’m so sad because I heard very sad news today.” Ryeowook responded, “So Minhyuk, I hope you will do a lot of the talking today. I will be leaning on your shoulders today.”
At the end of the show, Ryeowook commented, “I was so preoccupied because of our leader Leeteuk’s sad news. I had no choice but to host today’s show in a quieter manner than usual. I know I should be the one giving you all strength but I’m sorry for being so down and making you all worried. I hope you understand.” He finished with, “I will deliver all of your messages of comfort and support to the members.”
Super Junior’s Shindong’s own radio program production team left a message on their Twitter “Today, Shindong’s ShimShimTapa will be broadcast under special DJs VIXX’s N and Baek Ah Yeon. There will be no viewable radio.”.
Many of Leeteuk’s celebrity friends took to their social media platforms to pass on their condolences to the singer.
2AM’s Jo Kwon tweeted: “Please stay strong Leeteuk hyung. May the deceased rest in peace.” and 2PM’s Chansung wrote: “Stay strong Leeteuk hyung.”
B2ST’s Doojoon shared “The hyung who is always smiling, who greets us with a smile even today without fail. That makes my heart hurt more. With respect, I hope the deceased rest in peace.”
As well UKiss’ Soohyun tweeted “Your heart must be in so much pain. With respect, I hope the deceased rest in peace. Have strength, Leeteuk hyung.”
Some of his friends have also been able to visit the funeral parlor, TVXQ‘s Changmin, B2ST‘s Doojoon and Dongwoon, Tim, comedian Hong Rok Ki and many more. Those who could not attend sent funeral flower wreaths in this time of grief to show their support and condolences, Rain, Jung Il Woo, Lee Duk Hwa, and Kim Moo Yeol to name a few .
SM Entertainment, Super Junior’s label, has appealed to the public to allow the family to grieve in peace.
Again we the staff and administrators of Officially KMusic are offering our deepest condolences to Super Junior’s Leeteuk. Please join us in offering our sympathies to Leeteuk and his family in this hard time, and may their souls rest in peace.
Please keep in mind the need for distance in this situation and allow Leeteuk and his family the space to mourn their loss in peace.
Article by: Angelspatience