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Super Junior Star's Family In 'Murder-Suicide'
The father and grandparents of the lead member of a South Korean boy band have died in a suspected murder-suicide, according to reports in the country.
The Chosun Ilbo newspaper said Park Jeong-su's grandparents were found in bed at their home in the capital Seoul on Monday, while his father was discovered there hanging from a rope around his neck.
Mr Jeong-su, who is better known by his stage name Leeteuk, is part of Super Junior, one of the country's most famous boy bands.
The newspaper quoted an unidentified police officer, who said the 30-year-old's father left a suicide note suggesting he strangled his parents and then took his own life.
Mr Jeong-su's father was quoted as saying in the note: "I will go to the heaven with my parents."
The article added he had been suffering from depression and experiencing financial difficulties while living with his parents, both of whom had dementia. He had divorced his wife in 1998.
Police could not confirm the reports, according to the Associated Press news agency.
Mr Jeong-su, who has been serving mandatory military service since October 2012, was given leave to attend his relatives' funerals, which took place on Wednesday.
Television footage showed Mr Jeong-su, who was wearing a black suit and tie, crying when other members of Super Junior moved one coffin to a black limousine at a Seoul hospital before leaving for a crematorium.
Super Junior formed in 2005 and shot to prominence in 2010 when a spoof YouTube video clip showing a group of dancing Thai policemen singing one of their songs became a hit.
Their boyish looks and synchronised dance moves have earned the 12 members heart-throb status across Asia.
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