Member of the long-time boy group Super Junior, Choi Siwon’s family, issued an apology on behalf of their family’s dog, who bit and caused the death of a woman in their apartment complex. A woman by the name of Mrs. Kim (aged 53) was bitten by Siwon’s family’s french bulldog. Mrs. Kim died of sepsis only four days later.
The statement from Siwon’s father translates as follows: It is true that the deceased neighbor suffered a bite from our family dog, while our door was slightly ajar for a brief moment, and that she died as a result of sepsis. However, we heard after inquiring that additional causes such as secondary infection or a problem caused during the treatment process cannot be ruled out at this point, and so it is difficult to pinpoint the direct cause of death…. We are worried that the spread of untruthful or speculative content may further hurt Mrs. Kim’s family, who are mourning silently. We ask that this matter does not escalate any further. Also, we will secure our dog firmly so that such an event doesn’t happen again.”
Siwon himself also took to twitter to apologize for the incident and to offer his condolences.
“This is Choi Siwon. Once again, I bow my head in apology toward the family of the deceased, who must be suffering from the great shock and sorrow of losing a loved one. I feel deeply apologetic after hearing about the situation regarding our family’s dog. I offer my most sincere condolences toward the family of the deceased… I feel strongly responsible as a member of a family who raised the dog. I am currently deeply reflecting for failing to supervise strictly, which led to carelessness and a shocking event. I will do my duty to make sure such an event does not happen again. I apologize for worrying you. I pray a happy afterlife for the deceased.”
We offer our sincere condolences to Mrs. Kim’s family and friends who are grieving her passing at this time.