Let's connect a reporter who is out of the funeral hall of Seoul National University Hospital where the mortuary is prepared.

Reporter Park Se-won, the funeral was set up in the afternoon, and there are a lot of mourners, right?


Yes, the burial place of the late Song Hae was prepared here at the funeral hall of Seoul National University Hospital.

Since 4 p.m., mourners have been pouring in.

Broadcasters Yoo Jae-seok and Jo Se-ho paid condolences together, and after Song Hae, broadcaster Lee Sang-byeok, who was mentioned as the successor MC of the 'National Singing Contest', also visited the mortuary.

[Lee Sang-byeok/Broadcaster: Still, the person who kept the last stage until the end.

I wish we could have been with us for 200 or 300 years, but it's a pity.]


He said that the deceased was awarded a medal in recognition of his contribution to the development of culture and art?


Yes, around 6pm, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyun arrived and delivered the Golden Crown of Cultural Merit issued by President Yoon Seok-yeol to the bereaved family.

The Golden Crown Order of Cultural Merit, awarded to those who have made significant contributions to the development of culture and art and the enjoyment of national culture, is a first-class decoration.

Song is the first Korean comedian to receive the Order of Cultural Merit.

Along with the medal, President Yoon also delivered a message to his bereaved family saying "There is no way to stop feeling sad."


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funeral will be held in a comedy seal for three days.

Burial is next Friday.

Eom Young-soo, president of the Comedians Association, serves as the funeral chairman, and the funeral members include broadcasters Ho-dong Kang and Gura Kim.

Jangji is Gise-ri, Okpo-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu.

Song is known to have expressed his wish to be buried in Dalseong-gun, Daegu, the hometown of her wife, along with her wife, who died first in 2018.

Dalseong-gun is welcoming visitors by installing a temporary incense burner at the Songhae Memorial Hall adjacent to the funeral home.

(Video editing: Jeong Seong-hoon)

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