Bullying debate starts after death of pop star

Koo was found dead in her home in the South Korean capital on Sunday (November 24), according to a local news agency. Meanwhile, they are also searching for a suicide note in Hara's residence as suicide is considered as an angle in the death by the police.

K-pop singer Goo Hara passed away over the weekend. Earlier in May, Goo was found unconscious by her manager. The cause of death remains under investigation and suicide has not yet been ruled out. Goo was also immensely popular in Japan for her work with KARA as well as her solo releases.

Goo Hara was a member of the girl group Kara, which was originally made up of seven members, but the current line-up now consists of Hara, Gyuri, Seungyeon and Youngji.

It was also this time that Goo Hara terminated her contract and signed a new one in June with leading talent management agency Production Ogi in Japan, where Kara had enjoyed huge popularity.

"The stars appear to have a shining presence but they live with a pain that no one will understand", a fan wrote on Goo's Instagram account.

A public funeral service is planned for today at Seoul Gangnam St. Mary's hospital.

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She added: 'However any more, I'll metal my coronary heart and attempt to present up wholesome'.

She had additionally been questioned by police after she allegedly assaulted Choi.

At the end of the day, even K-pop stars are people too.

Sulli had beforehand suffered an enormous quantity of on-line abuse in what turned often known as the "no-bra" scandal after she repeatedly confirmed her nipples on social media. Police suspect she took her own life.

Ok-pop stars like Hara and Sulli are picked up by businesses at a younger age - often of their early or mid-teens - and their lives then taken over by gruelling singing and dancing coaching. Many people are dissuaded to go to a psychiatrist for a mental check-up. Her close friend, fellow singer and actress Sulli, is believed to have committed suicide in October.

  • Michelle Webb