SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. (THECOUNT) — K-pop star, Goo Hara has been found dead on Sunday at her home in Seoul, South Korea. She was only 28.
Goo, aka, “Goo Ha-ra,” and also known under the single name Hara – was a former member of the five-part girl group Kara from 2008 to 2015, reports Variety.
The cause of her death was not provided by Seoul officials as of Sunday morning.
The police have not yet made official report about her death, nor have they confirmed if Goo killed herself.
But it is known that she attempted to commit suicide in March this year after an ex-boyfriend attempted to blackmail her with threats of assault and the release a sex video. Amid the dispute, Goo’s agency terminated her contract.
In June, she signed a new contract with leading talent management agency Production Ogi in Japan, where Kara had enjoyed huge popularity. Under Ogi, Goo appeared on TV shows and major fashion events in Japan. She also released a solo Japanese single “Midnight Queen” on Nov. 13.
It is also known that she was one of the closest friends of the singer-actress Sulli, who killed herself in October. At the time, Goo said in tears that she was okay and would keep working even harder during her Instagram live session.
Geo quick facts: Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of ancient locust and pine trees – wikipedia.