South Korean Comedian, Mother Found Dead at Home in Suspected Suicide

Park Ji-sun

Comedian Park Ji-sun, 35, and her mother were both found dead inside their home on Monday, according to South Korean police, which announced they will no longer perform an autopsy on the two.

Park’s father called the police after he could not reach his daughter and wife on Nov. 2, according to The Star Malaysia. They were found dead when the police arrived at their home in Mapo District, Seoul at around 1:44 p.m.

Seoul Mapo Police Station initially considered autopsy for Park and her mother, but they said in a statement on Tuesday that they are not going to perform the thorough examination to respect the family’s wishes, Soompi reported.

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“No foul play is suspected, as there was no sign of a break-in and what was presumed to be a suicide note was found,” the statement said.

The contents of the note were not revealed by the police, but reports say it was written by Park’s mother. It mentions the comedian’s skin disease, and how she could not let her daughter suffer alone.

Park, who was from the port city of Incheon and an alumna of Korea University, made her debut as a comedian in 2007. She won an award for being a newcomer that same year.

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Several celebrities and artists paid tribute to the late comedian on social media, including SHINee’s Key, Super Junior’s Leeteuk, 2PM’s Junho and hip-hop artist Hyun Jin-young, Channel News Asia reported.

“Noona, thank you always,” Key wrote. “I’m sorry I couldn’t express it with all my heart. I’ll pray that you are resting peacefully now.”

A funeral procession for Park and her mother will take place on Thursday. A memorial altar for the two was set up at Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital in Seoul.

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