K-pop star Sulli found dead

The Korea Times - - NATIONAL - By Kang Se­ung-woo [email protected]­re­atimes.co.kr

Ac­tress and for­mer K-pop girl group mem­ber Sulli was found dead at her home Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to po­lice, amid spec­u­la­tion she may have taken her own life.

Po­lice of­fi­cials said her agency dis­cov­ered the body of the 25-yearold — real name is Choi Jin-ri — at 3:21 p.m. at a two-story house in Seong­nam, Gyeonggi Prov­ince.

As no sui­cide note has been found so far, an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cause of her death is be­ing con­ducted, they added.

“Choi ap­par­ently lived alone in the house, and it seems that she took her own life but we are also look­ing into other pos­si­bil­i­ties,” a po­lice of­fi­cer said.

Sulli de­buted as an ac­tress in 2005 and be­gan her K-pop ca­reer as a mem­ber of girl group f(x), pro­duced by SM En­ter­tain­ment, in 2009.

She went on a hiatus in 2014 after suf­fer­ing from con­tin­u­ous ma­li­cious com­ments and ru­mors on­line, but re­sumed ac­tiv­i­ties the fol­low­ing year, fo­cus­ing on act­ing and leav­ing f(x).

Sulli re­cently ap­peared on a JTBC TV pro­gram where celebri­ties talk about on­line hate com­ments they re­ceive.

The ex-K-pop star, who was ac­tive on so­cial me­dia, faced both crit­i­cism and sup­port on­line for her bold and pro­gres­sive char­ac­ter.


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