Former K-pop girl group member and actress Sulli, 25, was found dead in her home in Seoul on Monday (14 October).
Her manager found her body on the second floor of her home in Seongnam, south of the capital, when he could not reach her on Sunday, news website Korea Herald reported.
The police confirmed Sulli’s death and said that she was grappling with severe depression, without elaborating.
Sulli, whose real name is Choi Jin-ri, was a member of the f(x), a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment. She had taken a year-long hiatus from the band in 2014, after being a subject of hurtful online comments and rumours.
Sulli has acted in a few popular Korean drama series, with the latest being Hotel del Luna, alongside Lee Ji-eun and Yeo Jin-goo. She also released a new single “Goblin” in June, with mixed reactions from her fans, who thought she had retired from the industry.
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