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Sulli, a 25-year-old K-pop star, was found dead in Seongnam, South Korea



The 25-year-old singer and actress was found dead by her manager on Monday afternoon local time, CNN police said.

"So far, she seems to have killed herself, but we'll leave all options open and investigate," a police officer said.

Sullis manager spoke to her on Sunday night and went to check on her when he could not reach her on Monday.

The singer, whose real name is Choi Jin-ri, was found on the second floor of her home in Sujeong-gu, Seongnam, south of the capital, Seoul.

  Sulli (second from right) sings 201[ads1]3 with f (x).

Sulli was a child actor before she made her vocal debut in 2009 with the girl group f (x).

She left the group in 2015 to focus on acting before returning solo to the music scene. The artist released the single "Goblin" in June 2019.

Sulli also appeared on a television program in which K-pop stars spoke about negative online comments, according to Reuters.

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Korean pop music – or K-pop – is one of the nation's largest export goods in the last decade – known as idols – have been training for years, improving their singing, dancing and acting skills, but also learning other Asian languages ​​before they even make their first song debut.

Stars of the genre are under intense pressure, which has been linked to a psychological crisis in the industry.

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And singer and actress Goo Hara, formerly part of girl band Kara, apologized to the fans after she was found unconscious at home in May 2019.

The singer had posted the word "Goodbye" on her Instagram account, triggering a series of comments from worried fans.

Sophie Jeong reported from Seoul, and Jack Guy wrote from London. CNN's Jake Kwon has contributed to this story.


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