Pop star Goo Hara has been found dead at her apartment in Seoul just two weeks after launching her comeback tour following a suicide attempt six months ago.
The 28-year-old was discovered at her home in the affluent Cheongdam-dong area at around 6pm local time on Sunday and Gangnam police said investigations are ongoing.
She is not the first K Pop megastar to feel the intense pressures of the limelight in the controversial industry. Last month Sulli, 25, another former girl band member and close friend of Hara’s, was found dead at her apartment after battling ‘severe depression.’
Just days ago Hara had staged a comeback in Japan, touring the country from November 14 to 19, to promote her new solo single.
It followed an apology to her fans earlier this year for causing a ‘commotion’ after she was discovered unconscious in her apartment in the South Korean capital.
Hara, formerly of girl band Kara, had sparked a frenzy amongst her fans when she wrote, ‘Goodbye,’ on her Instagram.
She was found unresponsive by the police at her apartment in the exclusive Gangnam area of Seoul just after midnight on May 30 and was sped to hospital.
‘I am sorry for causing concerns and a commotion,’ Hara told Sankei Sports days after her suicide attempt, ‘In terms of health, I am recovering … I had been in agony over a number of overlapping issues.’
Hara, who had spoken out against cyber bullying in the past, pleaded with the public for more positive comments on social media.
She added: ‘But from now on, I will steel my heart and try to show up healthy.’
Since last September the singer and actress had hit headlines in a public row with her ex-boyfriend Choi Jong-Bum, who she accused of blackmailing her with sex tapes the pair had made.
She had also been questioned by police after she allegedly assaulted Choi.