According to a Yonhap report on the 12th, Kim Ki-dok, a well-known South Korean director, died in Latvia in the early morning of the 11th due to complications of the novel coronavirus at the age of 59.
According to the latest news, his family decided to authorize the South Korean Embassy in Latvia to take full authority over Kim Ki-d’s funeral. Therefore, Kim Kidd’s body may be cremated locally.
According to South Korean diplomatic sources, Kim Ki-dek’s family has conveyed to the embassy the wish to authorize him to handle the funeral, and the specific procedures are still under negotiation.
Kim Kidd’s family made the above decision because of the difficulty of going to Latvia during the epidemic.
The South Korean Embassy said that if the hospital officially sends the death certificate next week, it will go through cremation procedures in accordance with the relevant administrative procedures, and then send the ashes back to China.
The whole process will take at least a week or more.