Top comedian Kang's father dies in hospital

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Top comedian Kang's father dies in hospital

Comedian Kang Ho-dong. / Yonhap

By Dong Sun-hwa

Comedian Kang Ho-dong has temporarily suspended public activities after his father died early Friday.

Kang's father died at a hospital in Seoul, according to Kang's agency SM C&C. He had reportedly suffered a chronic disease.

Kang was told of his father's death while shooting tvN's "New Journey to the West." He is currently returning home.

A private funeral and service will be held with Kang's family and relatives, according to the agency.

Kang, a former champion of ssireum, traditional Korean wrestling, features in several popular TV programs.


Comedian Kang Ho-dong. / Yonhap

By Dong Sun-hwa

Comedian Kang Ho-dong has temporarily suspended public activities after his father died early Friday.

Kang's father died at a hospital in Seoul, according to Kang's agency SM C&C. He had reportedly suffered a chronic disease.

Kang was told of his father's death while shooting tvN's "New Journey to the West." He is currently returning home.

A private funeral and service will be held with Kang's family and relatives, according to the agency.

Kang, a former champion of ssireum, traditional Korean wrestling, features in several popular TV programs.


Dong Sun-hwa sunhwadong@koreatimes.co.kr
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