Ex-member of K-pop girl group, singer Goo Hara found dead: State media

Reuters Seoul, South Korea Nov 24, 2019, 10.42 PM(IST)

Goo Hara (File photo) Photograph:( AFP )

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The body of Goo Hara, 28, was discovered at her home in southern Seoul, Yonhap said.

A former member of South Korea's top K-pop girl group was found dead on Sunday, the country's Yonhap news agency reported citing police.

The body of Goo Hara, 28, was discovered at her home in southern Seoul, Yonhap said.

Police were not immediately available for comment.

Goo, better known as Hara in other parts of Asia, had spoken out against cyberbullying. In June, a month after she was found unconscious at her home and hospitalised, she said it was difficult to overcome depression and pleaded for the positive comment on social media.

She debuted with the five-member Kara in 2008. It was one of the early girl groups that helped fan the global K-pop wave, building large fan bases in Japan, China and other countries.

After a deal with a South Korean management agency was terminated, Goo launched a career as a solo artist in Japan and held a concert there this month.

Another K-pop star, Sulli, a former member of girl group f(x), who was a close friend of Goo's and had also spoken out against cyberbullying, also died in October.