Yesterday (15th December, Tuesday), multiple news outlets reported that 22-year-old actress Kang Doo Ri had been killed in a car accident.
News of her death were at first short and somewhat “rushed”, with no further information on the said car accident but instead detailed her funeral.
However, according to soompi, a police investigation revealed that Kang Doo Ri’s cause of death was actually due to suicide. The Incheon Samsan Police Station announced that the actress was found dead by a rescue crew in Bupyeong-dong, Incheon on 14th December (Monday) at around 4pm KST.
It is also believed that she had sent a message to a friend to say that she was going to take her own life.
Kang Doo Ri debuted in the 2010 drama “Three Brothers” and recently appeared on “Sassy Go Go”. She was also popular as a broadcasting jockey and she did “mukbangs” (eating broadcasts) and played games on her channel.
On Friday (11th December), Kang Doo Ri wrote to her fans in a worrying message posted on Afreeca.com:
I’m having a hard time these days because I’m experiencing a lot of bad personal problems. It was getting better after finishing the drama and doing broadcasts. But the situation became bad and didn’t go as planned so I couldn’t do anything. I’m really sorry and I apologise. However, I am thinking of getting ready to return to everyone after becoming calm. So I’m trying to stand up once again. See you next week.
Police reports concluded that there were no signs of a break-in or foul play, but the police found coal briquettes as part of evidence that she ended her own life.
Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of Kang Doo Ri. May she rest in peace.