K-Pop star Goo Hara found dead at her Seoul home

In October, another K-pop star and actress, Sulli, was found dead at her home near Seoul.

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In this 2012 file photo, South Korea’s pop girl group KARA’s Goo Hara attends a press conference in Singapore.

In this 2012 file photo, South Korea’s pop girl group KARA’s Goo Hara attends a press conference in Singapore.

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SEOUL, South Korea— K-pop star and TV celebrity Goo Hara was found dead at her home in Seoul on Sunday, police said.

Police said an acquaintance found the 28-year-old dead at her home in southern Seoul and reported it to authorities.

The cause of death wasn’t immediately known. Police refused to provide further details.

According to cnn.com, the singer wasfound unconscious in her Seoul home in May, after she had posted the word “Goodbye” on her Instagram account. The post, which was later deleted, prompted comments from concerned fans.

Goo made her debut in 2008 as a member of the girl group Kara, which had big followings in South Korea, Japan and other Asian countries. She later worked as a solo artist and appeared on many TV shows.

In May, Goo was reportedly found unconscious at her home and was hospitalized.

She was embroiled last year in public disputes with an ex-boyfriend who claimed to be assaulted by her. Goo accused the man of having threatened to circulate a sex video of her. The case made her the subject of tabloid fodder and malicious online messages.

In October, another K-pop star and actress, Sulli, was found dead at her home near Seoul. The 25-year-old was known for her feminist voice and outspokenness that was rare among female entertainers in deeply conservative South Korea. Before her death, she appeared in a TV show and spoke out against online backlash she received over her lifestyle.

Han Seung-yeon (from left), Nicole Jung, Goo Hara, Park Gyuri, Kang Jiyoung of South Korean all-girl pop group Kara pose in Tokyo at a promotional event in 2011.

Han Seung-yeon (from left), Nicole Jung, Goo Hara, Park Gyuri, Kang Jiyoung of the South Korean all-girl pop group Kara pose in Tokyo at a promotional event in 2011.

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