Super Junior members stand by Leeteuk
The funeral of Super Junior leader Leeteuk’s father (Park Yong In), grandfather (Park Hyun Suk) and grandmother (Chun Kyung Tae), who passed away on Monday, was held at the funeral parlor in Korea University Guro Hospital yesterday.
To protect the privacy of Leeteuk (original name Park Jeong Su) and his family, SM Entertainment only allowed media coverage one hour before the proceedings took place. A grief-stricken Leeteuk and his actress-singer sister, Park In Young, were seen tearing profusely during the funeral.
Super Junior members, known for their brotherly bond, lent support to their leader since the wake on Monday night and helped carry the casket as pallbearers during the funeral.
Although initial reports stated that Leeteuk’s father and grandparents passed away from a car accident, Korean media later reported that the bodies were actually discovered inside their home in Dongjak, Seoul, by the police on Monday morning.
A suicide note written by Leeteuk’s father, aged 57, who is believed to have suffered from depression due to prolonged financial and mental stress of looking after his elderly and ill-health parents, was also reportedly found at the scene.
After Leeteuk’s parents divorced 16 years ago, the Super Junior leader and his father had allegedly not been on close terms. However, the father and son reconciliated before the singer left to serve his mandatory military service last October.
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