January 6 marks a very sad day as Leeteuk‘s father and his grandparents were reported to pass away from a car accident. As Leeteuk took an emergency leave from his military service to be at the mortuary, many of his celebrity friends have expressed their condolences and sorrow for this sad news.
Leeteuk was said to arrive at the mortuary at around 10:30 PM on January 6. Other visitors included DBSK‘s Changmin, BEAST‘s Yoon Doo Joon and Son Dong Woon, Tim, comedian Hong Rok Ki and more.
Rain, Jung Il Woo, Lee Duk Hwa, Kim Moo Yeol are among the names of celebrities who sent funeral flower wreaths to pay their respect and express their condolences.
Numerous celebrities also used their SNS accounts to express their condolences. 2AM‘s Jokwon tweeted, “Leeteuk hyung, please be strong. My deepest condolences.” 2PM‘s Chansung also tweeted, “Teukkie hyung, be strong.” U-KISS‘ Soohyun tweteed, “Ah… your heart must really be in pain. My deepest condolences. Teukkie hyung, be strong.”
Fellow Super Junior member Shindong asked VIXX‘s N and Baek Ah Yeon to take over for his radio show for this day so that he could visit Leeteuk and his family’s mortuary.
Ryeowook was not able to leave his radio show post but expressed his heavy heart on air. BTOB‘s Minhyuk was a guest for the show and mentioned, “I’m so sad because I heard very sad news today.” Ryeowook answered, “So Minhyuk, I hope you will do a lot of the talking today. I will be leaning on your shoulders today.”
Towards 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.”
Lastly, Ryeowook commented, “I will deliver all of your messages of comfort and support to the members.”
Earlier on January 6, it was reported that Leeteuk’s father, grandmother and grandfather had passed away due to a car accident, which is what SM Entertainment stated. However, there have been other reports that the three have been discovered dead at their home but nothing has yet been confirmed.
Stay tuned to Soompi for more updates on Leeteuk’s family.