South Korean rapper Iron's family left devastated by rumors of autopsy, sister calls out press for 'false info'
'Our family had no intention of requesting an autopsy at all,' A stressed, noting, 'The body has been placed in the coffin already'
Following the news of Iron's death on January 25, the late South Korean rapper's family is sadly left with further trouble. Iron's sister has spoken out against the press for false information.
Iron, whose real name is Jung Heon Chul, was a rising rapper who was first noticed when he appeared as a contestant on the third season of Mnet's rap competition show 'Show Me The Money'. Iron had a studio full-length 'Rock Bottom' album and several singles under his name before he passed away at age 29.
At roughly 10.25 am KST on January 25 (8:25 pm EST the previous day), Iron's unconscious body was found by a security guard lying bloodied in a flower bed in the Jung-go, Seoul, apartment complex. The rapper was then rushed to a hospital and while being transported was pronounced dead. He will be reportedly buried later this week on January 28.
A funeral parlor was then opened up at Seoul, Korea's national medical center today (January 26) in dedication to Iron. According to Allkpop, family members and close acquaintances got together to mourn his death in private.
Iron's older sister, reported as "A", spoke with the press to call out the reporters who visited the funeral parlor and gave misinformation on their reports of his passing. The false information, in particular, that has offended the family is that they considered an autopsy.
It's reported that Rapper Iron was found dead in an apartment flowerbed in Seoul, around 10:25 a.m. today (25th). According to the police, the security guard found and reported that Iron was lying bleeding. https://t.co/yn8DStEYGu pic.twitter.com/mvEtgSmzgy— 오락℠ (@im_jammed) January 25, 2021
"Our family had no intention of requesting an autopsy at all," A stressed, noting, "The body has been placed in the coffin already." She continued, "I am upset seeing the news reports, saying that the police will determine whether to go through with an autopsy or not after conferring with the family members."
Iron's sister also said, "Heon Chul was in touch with the family regularly even recently. He had tendencies to be a perfectionist, and he was stressed about music but he had no health problems."
She then noted that there should not be any speculations regarding a former mentee. The mentee had allegedly called the police after the rapper assaulted him with a baseball bat in December, but he had come to pay his condolences for the funeral and there is no bad blood between him and the family.
"There are misunderstandings regarding this controversy," A stated. "The mentee came to pay his condolences today. He is not on bad terms with our family. Please refrain from any speculations."