Yet another tragic death has struck the K-pop community, as renowned star Goo Hara was found dead at her home in Seoul at the age of 28.
Hara was known for being one of the five members of the girl group Kara for almost a decade, which allowed her to start her career in the music world, leveraging her popularity from her Kara days.
The circumstances around her death are still not clear, and authorities have been staying relatively quiet about her death, which has caused various rumors to start circulating.
Many of Hara’s fans are already theorizing wildly about what might have happened, and it seems like there might indeed be some mysterious circumstances around the singer’s death, judging by the current situation.
It is also worth noting that Hara was close to another K-pop celebrity who died recently, Sulli.
Sulli took her own life, leading some to fear that this might have happened with Hara as well.
However, there have been no official reports indicating whether this is the case so far, and investigators have asked people to refrain from spreading misinformation about the situation.
The cause of death is an apparent suicide, and a note reportedly was written by the artist herself was found. However, authorities did not dig too deep with an autopsy at the request of her family.
In 2018, Hara went through a lot of drama involving her ex-boyfriend, hairdresser Choi Jong-bum, who had threatened to upload private videos of her on the Web.
The artist was harassed online, although she was the apparent victim. Some of the chaos even played out in court.
She even wrote on social media the following note about her situation: “I need to speak up for myself, and say I have nothing to be ashamed of when I have nothing to be ashamed of.”
On May 26, she had attempted to kill herself. Meanwhile, the incident has reignited some discussions about the state of the K-pop world and its impact on the people who perform on the stage.
It has been known for a while that the K-pop industry is very heavy on people’s minds and can be quite brutal in terms of work requirements, and incidents like this one have been drawing more and more attention to that situation.
Hara’s death has inspired a 22-year-old former member of Wanna One, Daniel Kang, to seek help for depression and panic attacks. However, 27-year-old actor Cha In-ha died days Hara.