SM Releases Statement Regarding Leeteuk’s Father and Grandparents’ Possible Suicide
A few hours after news first hit that Leeteuk‘s father (Park Yong In), grandfather (Park Hyun Suk), and grandmother (Chun Kyung Tae) all passed away together on January 6 due to a car accident, new reports surfaced which claimed that their deaths could be suicide.
According to those reports, a source from the Dongjak Fire Department stated that the bodies of Leeteuk’s father and grandparents were found at their home located in Shindaebang-dong, Seoul around 9:20AM. A suicide note was also found along with the deceased, leading to suspicion their deaths were due to suicide. More reports described that the grandparents were found lying on their bed and the father was found hanging.
With the initial report claiming that the death of Leeteuk’s father and grandparents were due to a car accident, confusion arose on whether the deceased found in their home was Leeteuk’s family members. Currently, all local media sources are reporting that it is indeed Leeteuk’s father and grandparents who were found dead in the house located in Guro-gu. Investigation is still ongoing into the exact nature of their deaths.
SM Entertainment, who initially reported that the death of Leeteuk’s father and grandparents were due to a car accident, have made another statement recently. It said, “Leeteuk is in deep sorrow. The family of the deceased is in anguish over reports on the details or on assumptions going out without constraint, and they desire to send the deceased quietly. We earnestly ask on behalf of the family of the deceased that there is restrain on sensationalist reports.”
Currently, the funeral is being held at the Korea University Guro Hospital.
Once again, we offer our deepest condolences to Leeteuk and his family.