Super Junior member Leeteuk's father and grandparents were found dead on Monday (Jan 6).
According to an article in Soompi, their bodies were found at their house at around 9.20am by Mr Park's relative, who then called the police.
The grandparents were found strangled, lying side by side on a bed, while the father was in the same room hanging from a wardrobe handle.
A suicide note was also discovered with the message, “I will take my parents and go to heaven together to live well.”
It also had the message, “I am sorry to my children.”
According to investigations by the police, after divorcing Leeteuk’s mother in 1998, his father lived with his parents.
In the past few years, Leeteuk’s grandfather started to suffer from dementia, and to make matters worse, Leeteuk’s grandmother, who had been taking care of her husband, was diagnosed and bedridden last year with late-stage lung cancer with the additional complication of dementia.
Leeteuk’s father looked diligently after his parents, but with a debt of hundreds of millions of won due to business failure, he decided to admit his parents to a nursing hospital.
However, the day before he would admit them into the hospital, Leeteuk’s father took the lives of his parents and committed suicide.
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.”