K-pop star Goo Hara left 'pessimistic' note

Super Junior’s Heechul Sets Instagram On Private Following Goo Hara’s Death

South Korean singer Goo Hara’s death exposes pressures of K-pop stardom

Police say they are now establishing a cause of death but do not suspect foul play. The singer, a former member of the girl group Kara, was reportedly found at her home in Seoul on Sunday, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. The South Korean singer and actress passed away over the weekend.

In June, a month after she was found unconscious at her home and hospitalised, she said on social media that it was hard to fight depression and vowed to respond sternly to malicious online comment.

The singer later apologized for causing "concerns and a commotion" among her fans over the incident.

Her last post on Instagram, shared with her 1.5m followers on Saturday, was a photograph of herself in bed with the caption: "Good night".

Prior to her death, Goo had just completed a tour of Japan with new solo material.

As a response to that, most of E.L.Fs (Super Junior stans) as well as other K-pop fans took to Twitter to send their endless love and support to Heechul. A Japanese fan said she could not believe Koo Hara had gone.

The world is mourning the death of Goo Hara. In October 2018, reports surfaced that Hara had been subjected to physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Choi and that he had videotaped the two of them having sexual intercourse and was threatening to release those videos. Reports said her manager had, at the time, found her unconscious.

According to Billboard, Hara was also blackmailed by an ex-boyfriend who threatened to release a sex tape, another pressure Korean women in particular face, especially those in the public eye. She was best friends with fellow K-pop star Sulli, according to the New York Times.

Goo Hara's death comes weeks after the death of Sulli, former member of girl group f (x).

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