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Leeteuk Returns to Military Service After Father and Grandparents' Deaths

January 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT

Leeteuk at the Sejong Cultural Center in Seoul for a  military ceremony on June 14, 2013 Credit: Mun Su Ji/Dispatch Images

Leeteuk at the Sejong Cultural Center in Seoul for a military ceremony on June 14, 2013
Credit: Mun Su Ji/Dispatch Images

Super Junior's Leeteuk has returned to his duties in the military after mourning for the sudden deaths of his father and grandparents.

The 30-year-old boy band idol returned to his stationed base in Inje County on Saturday, January 11, following a five-day leave granted from base upon the news of his father and grandparents passing away.

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Local reports in Korea suggest that the singer might be excused early from his remaining seven months of military service due to the fact that he is now effectively the male head of his family. However the Office of Military Manpower Administration have not a confirmed any valid grounds for this and Super Junior's agency SM Entertainment tell IdolWow!: "He will complete his service as originally scheduled."

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Leeteuk’s father, Park Yong In, and grandparents, Park Hyeon Seok and Cheon Kyeong Tae, were found dead at their family home on January 6. An official investigation has concluded Park Yong In -- who had been taking care of his parents suffering from advanced Alzheimer's disease for over 15 years -- was also struggling with depression and eventually took the lives of himself and his parents.

Leeteuk is expected to complete his national military service later this year on July 29.

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