It was reported on the night of February 11th, that the leader of Ulala Session, Im Yoon Taek has passed away from stomach cancer at the age of 32 (Korean age, 33).
Im Yoon Taek had rose to fame through Mnet’s ‘Superstar K3’ back in 2011, where his group Ulala Session came away as the winners of the talent show. Despite his illness midway through the competition, Im Yoon Taek battled on bravely and impressed with his steely determination.
His management agency stated, “Im Yoon Taek’s condition worsened last Friday (February 8th) and he was hospitalized for treatment. His condition stabilized somewhat on the 10th, but alas, he eventually succumbed to his illness on the 11th. We have already discussed internally with the other members of Ulala Session earlier, that if this situation happens, all activities will be put on hold for the time being. All the members’ are now deeply grieved by the passing of Im Yoon Taek, and they are unlikely to carry out any activities for the time being.”
Im Yoon Taek is survived by his wife Lee Hye Rim, who is younger than him by 3 years, and his daughter who was born last October.
His wake is currently set up at Seoul’s Yonsei Severance Hospital, and the funeral procession will take place tomorrow on February 13th.
By: Shin Jeong Heon