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After Sulli, K-pop star Goo Hara found dead at her Seoul home

Goo Hara, who was reportedly found unconscious at her home and was hospitalized in May, was found dead at her home in Seoul on Sunday.

music Updated: Nov 25, 2019 08:32 IST
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South Korea's pop girl group KARA's Goo Hara at a press conference in Singapore.
South Korea's pop girl group KARA's Goo Hara at a press conference in Singapore.(AP)

K-pop star and TV celebrity Goo Hara was found dead at her home in Seoul on Sunday, police said. Police said an acquaintance found the 28-year-old dead at her home in southern Seoul and reported it to authorities. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known. Police refused to provide further details.

Goo made her debut in 2008 as a member of the girl group Kara, which had big followings in South Korea, Japan and other Asian countries. She later worked as a solo artist and appeared on many TV shows.

In May, Goo was reportedly found unconscious at her home and was hospitalized. She was embroiled last year in public disputes with an ex-boyfriend who claimed to be assaulted by her. Goo accused the man of having threatened to circulate a sex video of her. The case made her the subject of tabloid fodder and malicious online messages.

In October, another K-pop star and actress, Sulli, was found dead at her home near Seoul. The 25-year-old was known for her feminist voice and outspokenness that was rare among female entertainers in deeply conservative South Korea. Before her death, she appeared in a TV show and spoke out against online backlash she received over her lifestyle.

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The police had reported that the singer was grappling with severe depression. They reported that the body of Choi Jin-ri, better known by her stage name Sulli, was discovered at her home in Seongnam, south of the capital. “Her manager visited her home after failing to reach her since their last call the night before,” police said in a statement.

Sulli’s last Instagram post came a day before her death, when she shared a video of a gift from the bag range Stretch Angels. She had appeared on a television programme in which K-pop stars discussed their experiences with malevolent online comments.

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