Funeral ceremony for comedian Park Ji-sun held; Korean stars pay last respects

Published November 5, 2020, 1:13 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Korean stars paid their last respects as the funeral ceremony for 35-year-old comedian Park Ji-sun and her mother was held on Nov. 5.

Family and fellow comedians including Shin Bong-sun, Park Mi-sun, Park Sung-kwang and Heo Kyung-hwan attended the final ceremony at about 9 a.m. at Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital in Seoul. Park Ji-sun and her mother will be buried at Incheon Family Park.

Park Ji-sun died a day before her 36th birthday on Nov. 3. She and her mother were found dead at their home in Mapo-gu, Seoul at about 1:44 p.m. Korean time (12:44 p.m. in the Philippines) on Nov. 2. Her father called the police after he could not reach them by phone.

The two died of apparent suicide after the Seoul Mapo Police found a note left by the mother. Authorities no longer conducted an autopsy at the request of the family.

Park Ji-sun (Instagram)

She was suffering from allergy to sunlight and makeup. According to the note left by her mother, she could not let her daughter suffer alone, Yonhap News previously reported.

“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,” according to the Seoul Mapo Police.

Korean stars went to the funeral hall or posted online to give tribute to Park Ji-sun, who made her debut as a comedian in 2007. Among them were Park Jung-min, Park Bo-young, Yoo Jae-suk, Song Eun-i, Lee Guk-joo, Kim Sook, Kim Shin-young, Jang Do-yeon and Ahn Young-mi.

Stars like K-pop boy bands SHINee’s Key, 2PM’s Junho, Super Junior’s Leeteuk, Lee Jin-hyuk, After School’s Kahi, comedian Kim Jimin, actress Baek Jin-hee and actress Park Ha-sun paid tribute to Park Ji-sun on social media.