The funeral service of Samsung group Lee Kun-hee started on Monday at the funeral center at Samsung Medical Center.
His son, Samsung vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, and his wife, Hong Ra-hee, and two daughters, Boo-jin and Seo-hyun, was there for the encoffining ceremony in the morning.
The chairman died on Sunday __ he has been hospitalized for six years prior to his death due to suffering a heart attack in 2014.
Samsung said on Sunday that the funeral will be family-members only service and declined to take visitors.
South Korea’s social distancing rule also recommends not to hold gatherings of more than 50 people.
But due to flock of high-profile visitors, Samsung has decided to accept a small number of visitors.
Samsung CEOs and presidents visited the service and paid their respects on Monday. Ex-chairman of Samsung Kwon Oh-hyun and ex-KT group chairman Hwang Chang-gyu, who worked at Samsung previously, were among the visitors. Samsung Electronics vice chairman Kim Ki-nam also paid his respects.
Hyundai Motor chairman Chung Eui-sun also visited the service.
On Sunday, CJ group chairman Lee Jae-hyun, nephew to Lee Kun-hee, paid his respects, one of the first to visit the funeral service. Noh Young-min, chief-of-staff to South Korea President Moon Jae-in, also paid his respects on the same day.
The service will last until morning of Wednesday after the traditional four days of mourning is finished. Lee Kun-hee’s body will be interred then.