K-Pop Star Goo Hara Found Dead at the Age of 28

The music and entertainment industries might appear to be full of glitter and glamour, but the truth is that, more often than not, they take a toll on the people in it.

Goo Hara, a very famous K-Pop singer, might have been the most recent victim of fame and fortune as she was found dead in her South Korea home on Sunday, at around 6 PM, local time.

It has been reported that the proper authorities are still investigating the case but it is believed that the 28-year-old star took her own life.


The possibility has been advanced due to a previous incident in which Hara was involved. Back in May, she was hospitalized following an alleged suicide attempt.

At the time, Hara was found unconscious by her manager, who immediately called the emergency services and had her rushed to the hospital.

Hara, who was part of the K-Pop group Kara, having joined it in 2008, later apologized for her actions and for causing "concerns and commotion" among her fanbase.

Depression and suicidal tendencies are not that uncommon within the music and entertainment industries

The 28-year-old's passing comes just four weeks after Sulli, another K-Pop star and a very close friend of Hara, put an end to her life. She was found dead at her home in Sujeong-gu, Seongnam, South Korea.


Reports claim that in 2014, Sulli, whose real name is Choi Jin-ii, took a break from her band f(x) as a way to cope with the constant online bullying that she was suffering.

The plan was to be on hiatus for around a year, but ultimately she chose to leave the popular musical group and try her luck as an actress.

Sulli was always very honest when it came to her difficulty dealing with fame, and how it affected some of her personal relationships:

"Even close people left me. I was hurt by them and felt there was nobody who understands me, which made me fall apart."


Depression and suicidal tendencies are not that uncommon within the music and entertainment industries, and no one is safe from negative thoughts and emotions.

Just last year, famous TV host Anthony Bourdain's death shocked the world as he was often depicted as a very joyful and exciting person, who was always looking forward to the next culinary adventure.

Bourdain took his own life in a hotel room in France, where he was working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series "Parts Unknown," and was found by his close friend Chef Eric Ripert.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org.

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