Wednesday, January 8, 2014

(NEWS) Leeteuk’s dad, grandparents laid to rest

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Super Junior leader Leeteuk was in tears and in deep sorrow at the funeral for his father and grandparents that was held this morning in Seoul.
His sister, Park In Young, relatives and friends were at the Korea University Guro Hospital mortuary to bid their final farewell to Park Yongin, 57, Leeteuk’s father; and grandparents Park Hyeon Suk, 84, and Cheon Kyung Tae, 79.
Leeteuk at the funeral (Photos by www.newsen.com)

Other members of Super Junior were there to support Leeteuk and serve as pallbearers at the funeral.
The three were laid to rest three days after they were found dead in an apartment in Sindaebang-dong in Dongjak, Seoul.
According to the Korean police, the father of Super Junior leader Leeteuk apparently committed suicide after he strangled his parents.
Their bodies were found by a nephew at about 9:20 a.m. last Jan. 6.
Leeteuk’s dad apparently hanged himself while the bodies of his grandparents were found in bed, the police said.
Park Yongin reportedly suffered from depression while his grandparents suffered from dementia.
A suicide note left by Leeteuk’s dad and which reportedly read, “I’ll take them with me,” was found by the police.
“We believe Lee Teuk’s father strangled his parents to death and then took his own life,” said a police spokesman, according to The Chosun Ilbo.
Leeteuk’s father had been caring for his parents for 15 years, the newspaper added.
Leeteuk, who has been serving in the military since October 2012, was allowed by authorities to attend the wake and funeral. His sister also rushed home when she heard the tragic news.
Confusion arose last Jan. 6 when SM Entertainment, Super Junior’s agency, reported that the three were killed in a car accident in an apparent attempt to protect Leeteuk.
Leeteuk’s parents divorced years ago.
In a TV special about Super Junior which aired on MBC in 2012, Leeteuk cried when he talked about his parents.
He said his parents didn’t get along well and fought a lot.

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