Comedian Lee Young-ja loses fatherComedian Lee Young-ja lost her father on Sunday, according to her entertainment agency on Monday.
“Lee’s father passed away after suffering from a chronic disease,” a representative from the agency said, adding that Lee had been particularly devastated after being unable to remain at her father’s side in his final moments.
The comedian heard the news about her father on Sunday while returning home from recording the reality program “Hello Counselor,” which she regularly hosts.
Lee has halted her entertainment activities for the time being.
The comedian was originally scheduled to host an episode of the entertainment program “Mom is a Hedgehog 2” on Monday.
Instead, it will be hosted by model and entertainer Hong Jin-kyung, who is known to be one of Lee’s closest friends.
By Jin Min-ji