Shortly after the unfortunate news of Park Yong Ha’s death went public, many celebrity figures have begun to express their condolences. Quite many have already paid a visit to the hospital where the man now rests in peace, but it seems like the loss is just too shocking for anyone to handle easily.
TVXQ’s Jaejoong was one of the first ones to hear of Park Yong Ha’s death, as he’s been a good friend of the actor for a long time. With both being popular in Japan, the two often shared advices on their international activities.
Jaejoong revealed in disbelief, “Park Yong Ha and I even had a phone call yesterday, so I really can’t believe he died. His voice sounded very bright, and I couldn’t feel any difference from other usual days. We ended the call by promising to have a drink of soju once I return to Korea after recording. It’s very shocking.”
Many stars used Twitter to mourn over the actor’s death. MC Mong and Jo Kwon both tweeted, “My condolences go out to Park Yong Ha.” Jo Kwon also shared a story of how Park Yong Ha was at a nearby studio while he was recording Like a Stupid for the drama Personal Taste with his 2AM members.
KARA’s Park Gyuri also left a comment on her Twitter, saying,
“He was one of my favorite actors…My condolences go out to Park Yong Ha… I ask myself, if his closest friends are saying they do not know the reason of his death, how hard would it have been for Park Yong Ha to hide his pain all along?… What we see isn’t everything. I hope everyone around, including myself, feels the happiness in life always by not forgetting how thankful we should be. I hope he’s free of burdens at where he is now… Ah, I’m getting tears”
Park Yong Ha’s fellow actor, So Ji Sub was the first celebrity to arrive at the mortuary, and was seen weeping in sadness. He murmured “How could this happen…” but couldn’t finish his sentence from overflowing tears.
Actress-singer Eugene was perhaps the most shocked one of all. She had a public celebrity & celebrity relationship with Park Yong Ha, but separated quite a while ago. According to her acquaintance, she was simply too shocked to even shed tears, and expressed her need to be alone at the moment.
Other celebrities who came to pay their respects also include Park Hee Soon, Kim Hyung Joon (SS501), Ki Bum (U-Kiss), Park Hyo Shin, Kim Hyun Joo, Kim Min Jung, Yunho, PSY, Ryu Si Won, CNBLUE, Eru, Song Seung Hun, Jung Il Woo, Jung Jun Ha, Kim Min Jong, KangTa, Seo In Kook, Lee Byung Hun, Shin Seung Hoon, Go Joo Won, Choi Ji Woo, Kim Ji Hoon, Kim Ha Neul, Kim Gyuri, Kim Bum, Gummy, Lyn, Kim Kyu Jong, Lee Yeon Hee, Sean, Oh Ji Ho, Bae Yong Joon, Jang Hyuk, Se7en, Park Han Byul, Lee Bum Soo, Park Ki Woong, Lee Philip, Park Si Yeon, Won Bin, Cha Tae Hyun, Kim Jong Kook, Yoon Eun Hye, etc.
It’s very tragic to let go yet another Korean celebrity, especially such a talented one at the age of just 32 with so much potential for the future. Rest in peace, Park Yong Ha, and our hearts go out to your family and loved ones.
- Yoon Eun Hye
- cre: allkpop+ TVdaily