Kim Byung-man’s father dies just 4 months before son’s weddingComedian Kim Byung-man’s father has passed away just four months before Kim’s wedding day.
On Dec. 4, Kim’s father, Kim Wan-soo, who was 66 years old, passed away at a hospital in Jeonju, North Jeolla. The deceased had been suffering from dementia for a long time, a fact often acknowledged and discussed by the comedian in interviews.
“Just as I’ve become financially stable and ready to be a good son, my father was diagnosed,” Kim once said.
Kim’s mother also recently revealed on Kim’s reality show, “Rule of the Jungle,” that her son had been paying the bills for his father’s care for the last five years.
The funeral for the comedian’s father was held on Dec. 5, and Kim is said to be devastated. “I really wanted my father to see me get married,” he was reported as saying.
Fellow comedians Lee Su-geun and Jeong Hyeong-don attended the funeral to show support for their friend.
By Carla Sunwoo
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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