An American news channel, KGET, first announced the death of Kim Samuel‘s father, Jose Arrendondo. They revealed that he was found murdered in his home in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
No specific details of Jose Arrendondo’s death have been revealed.
They described Jose Arrendondo as an “outgoing entrepreneur” who was “well respected” among his peers and will be “sadly missed“.
They also paid tribute by revealing that he was a “classic rags-to-riches American success stories” by revealing how Jose Arrendondo rose from picking crops at a young age in Mexico and working his way up to owning multiple car dealerships and real estate agencies in California.
Korean news reports later confirmed that Jose Arrendondo was Kim Samuel’s father. Kim Samuel had featured on his dad’s auto dealership ads when he was a child and photos of him with his dad resurfaced among fans.
Prayers go out to Kim Samuel and his family for their loss.