Breaking News: Father of SNSD’s Taeyeon Passed Away
Family is the most important thing, especially our parents. Not only for people in general but K-pop idols also consider family and parents such a blessing in their life. Speaking of that, there was heartbreaking news from SNSD’s Taeyeon whose father passed away the day she turned 31.
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In this article, Channel Korea will give you the details about that, so stay tuned!
SNSD’s Taeyeon’s Relationship with His Father
Kim Tae-yeon has raised her popularity after debuting as the leader of SNSD (Girls’ Generation) in 2007. After a long period of training, she eventually made it with a bunch of support from her family and friends. When she was younger, her family realized that Taeyeon’s vocals were ridiculously amazing which led to her getting selected during SM Entertainment’s audition!
SNSD’s Taeyeon’s family consisted of an older brother, a younger sister, and her parents who owned an optic shop. But, did you know that Taeyeon’s family was famously known for such flawless genes? The fans also believe that Taeyeon’s visuals came from an aesthetic family since her brother, her sister, and her parents look as flawless as she does!
Taeyeon had a deep relationship with her father since he was the one who accompanied her to taking vocal lessons in the past. Although Taeyeon’s father initially disagreed with letting her pursue an entertainment career, he ended up letting her and gave her endless support!
SNSD’s Taeyeon’s Father Passed Away on Her Birthday
March 9, 2020, should have been an amazing day for SNSD’s Taeyeon since it was her 31st birthday celebration. Turns out, she remembers the day as the death of her beloved father, Kim Jong-gu. The news was spread rapidly through the whole Internet which made SONE (SNSD’s fandom) all over the world shocked and worried about Taeyeon and her family.
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It was reported that Kim Jong-gu died due to a cardiac arrest on March 9, 2020. Furthermore, Taeyeon also canceled all of her schedules to set up a funeral with her mother, brother, and sister. Her father’s funeral was held privately and could be attended by relatives and close friends only.
SM Entertainment’s Official Statements
The heart-rending news of Taeyeon’s father’s death was confirmed by SM Entertainment, Taeyeon’s agency, as well as SNSD. Through an official statement, they explained that Taeyeon and the rest of her family held a private funeral for his death.
The agency also asked for the fans’ understanding since they have to postpone some of Taeyeon’s entertainment schedule as well as her single’s release date, “Happy.” “Taeyeon and her family are setting up a funeral, and it will be held quietly within the family. May he rest in peace, please send Taeyeon warm words of consolation.”
The Postponement of Her Single’s Release after Her Father’s Death
Aside from her position as the leader of SNSD, Taeyeon also raised her fame as one of the most successful solo singers! She has released lots of albums and singles which are always praised by people. The fans have waited for Taeyeon’s comeback through the single “Happy” which was scheduled to be released on March 9, 2020. Unfortunately, the release date got delayed a month longer since Taeyeon was in a state of mourning.
SM Entertainment expressed an apology to the fans and asked for their understanding since they realized that the fans were beyond excited for the single “Happy.” Furthermore, they also provided an announcement regarding the plans for the release date. Finally, “Happy” was officially released on May 4, 2020, with the music video.
It hurt SNSD’s Taeyeon so bad when her father left. Ever since her childhood until she became a rising K-pop star, her father had always been there to support her. We wish nothing but warm support and condolences to Taeyeon and her family! You can also write your support for Taeyeon through the comments below! Don’t forget to share our article on your social media, and stay connected with us for more updates!