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Posted : 2014-01-07 19:16
Updated : 2014-01-07 19:16

Super Junior member's father, grandparents found dead

Lee Teuk
By Kang Hyun-hye

Super Junior member Lee Teuk's father and his grandparents were found dead, police reported Monday. The Dongjak police said that Lee's 84-year-old grandfather, 79-year-old grandmother and his 57-year-old father were found dead in an apartment in Sindaebang-dong, Dongjak-gu, southern Seoul. The grandparents were found dead on the floor while his father apparently hanged himself, the police said. But Lee's agency, SM Entertainment, on Monday said that Lee's father and grandparents died in a car accident, prompting confusion.

The police are still investigating the exact cause of the deaths. His agency could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

But the 31-year-old Super Junior leader's father had been living with his grandparents for over 15 years. There are reports that the deceased grandparents were diagnosed with dementia several years ago.

Reports said that a will apparently written by Lee Teuk's father was left behind. Though Lee Teuk's family said that Mr. Park had depression there is no evidence of medical record to back that claim.

Lee Teuk has been serving his mandatory military service since October 2012, but is currently now at the hospital with his older sister.

Following the news about the tragedy, rumors have surfaced about Lee Teuk previously complaining about the difficult relationship between his father and mother.

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