Super Junior's Leeteuk bids father and grandparents tearful farewell

9 January 2014 / 2 years 9 months ago

It was a tearful farewell at the funeral procession of Super Junior member Leeteuk's father and grandparents, who were found dead in their home on Monday (Jan 6).

The grandparents were found strangled and lying side by side on a bed, while the father was found hanging from a wardrobe handle in the same room in what police believe to be a murder-suicide case.

Leetuk's father, who moved back in with his parents after divorcing the star's mother, was said to be suffering from depression due to the burden of a huge debt from a failed business venture and having to take care of his father, who suffered from dementia, and his mother, who contracted lung cancer along with dementia as well.

The police stated, “We have made the provisional conclusion that Mr. Park took the lives of his parents and committed suicide due to being overwhelmed with his struggles. According to his family, Mr. Park suffered from depression.”

According to an allkpop article, Leeteuk broke down at the funeral in the midst of his Super Junior groupmates, who freed up their schedules in order to be present, and many of his celebrity friends, who turned up to offer their condolences and support to him and his family.

Among the attendees are the likes of 2AM's Changmin, Kangta, Kang So Ra, Tae Jin Ah, Shin Dong Yup, and Kim Byung Man.

B2ST's Yoseob said in an interview: "I was really shocked. I hope Leeteuk finds strength."

Singer Son Jin Young added: "The three of them will watch over him and his sister (Park In Young) from heaven."

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