Super Junior leader Leeteuk’s father and grandparents pass away
Super Junior leader Leeteuk’s father and grandparents have passed away.
The K-pop idol, who is currently serving his mandatory military service, is reportedly now with his mother and older sister at home.
According to AllKpop, the memorial altar for the three deceased has been arranged for 1:30PM KST (12:30PM Singapore time) with Park Yong In, Leeteuk’s father’s younger sibling, taking the role of chief mourner.
Fellow Super Junior member Ryeowook, was hosting his regular radio programme when the news broke and stayed on to finish the show even though he was clearly grieved by the news. The programme, Super Junior’s Kiss The Radio, is aired live and has live video feeds as well. The cameras were turned away from Ryeowook during the show.
Shindong, another member of the group, also has a regular radio show, ShimShimTapa. The production team for the programme left a message on their official Twitter on January 6 saying, “Today, Shindong’s ShimShimTapa will be broadcast under special DJs VIXX’s N and Baek Ah Yeon. There will be no viewable radio.”
Friends and fellow singers also sent messages of condolances through social media. 2AM’s Jo Kwon tweeted, “Please stay strong Leeteuk hyung. May the deceased rest in peace.”
2PM’s Chansung simply wrote, “Stay strong Leeteuk hyung.”
Doojoon of B2ST wrote, “The hyung who is always smiling, who greets us with a smile even today without fail. That makes my heart hurt more. With respect, I hope the deceased rest in peace.”
UKiss’s Soohyun tweted, “Your heart must be in so much pain. With respect, I hope the deceased rest in peace. Have strength, Leeteuk hyung.”
Stay Strong Teukie Oppa !!
Super Junior Leeteuk sends handwritten letter to fans
The back-to-back letter reads,
To those who I love most, whom I feel insecure about and long to see.. The best of my (possessions), “E.L.F.”
Everyday, after having a hard day, I shed tears and feel touched about every letters you send to me. Thank you so much for giving me the big strength to endure and continue without giving up!
After an year..I think it’s been very long since I greeted you guys.
I am counting down the 8 months left in my army service, by putting X marks on the calendar. Waiting for the time to meet you guys again, smile brightly, and (to) enjoy the time.
It’s already been 8 years since debut. I think I feel more sad today, thinking about how I cannot be with those I love.
Members who have been working really hard, even now..
And our fans who also run with them, giving (us) endless love..
I want to say “Always thank you, and love you.”
And 2014, and 7/29 will come soon!!
I go to sleep every night, imagining the day in my mind.
Everyone, be prepared to have the best party for 9th anniversary!!
Thank you again for helping me endure, to live, to not give up.. Let’s (be together) for a long long time.. Not just as a moment but as a forever.. I will pray so that we will always be together, with the feelings of ‘We are one’!! I really love you.
PS. SS5!! and E.L.F!! 8th Anniversary!! Congratulations on turning 8. 8th anniversary means it’s the age to enter school!! Everyone’s old now??!! kk ^___^ (You must! See the back!!)
From Teukkie that loves E.L.F the most.. ^^v
Even if the sky were to fall, and the ground were to break apart
If you love me, I will have nothing to fear
Even if the world is embraced in darkness and change completely,
If you love me, what difference would it make.
If you want, I will follow you to the end of this world.
I can go pick the moon and the bright sun from the sky for you.
If you want, I can throw away everything that was precious to me.
Even if everyone were to laugh and make fun of me, I will only follow you.
And even if the God of fate were to take you away,
If you love me, I will follow you forever.
-A Song of Love
Translated by @NKSubs