Former f(x) member Sulli (설리) was reportedly found dead at in a house in Seongnam, South of Seoul.
The reports were confirmed by local police officers. According to local news outlets, the time of the death has been reported to be around 4pm KST (3pm local timezone).
According to the Seongnam Police Station, the singer-turned-actress’ dead body was found by her manager at the apartment’s 2nd floor at 4:30pm KST (3:30pm Malaysian time).
The police are currently investigating the details of the incident including whether the 25-year-old did wrote a suicide note. In addition, Sulli’s label SM has yet to come out with any official statement to address the situation.
Her sudden passing news immediately became a trending topic among K-Pop fans who took to Twitter to pay their respect and condolences to the former idol. Check out some of their heartfelt tweets below:
Suicide is a real thing. She has been through a lot since she was young. And it’s not only about the pressure in her career, but also cyberbullying.
If you think that your words don’t matter, please think again. Words can literally kill a person, be careful.
Rest well, Sulli. pic.twitter.com/T2zHHIy8oS
— Giantara A. (@geeantara) October 14, 2019
— Miss Ara (@Miss_Arachu) October 14, 2019
Sulli (real name Choi Jin Ri) debuted as a child actress with the period drama “The Ballad of Seodong” (2005) before she ventured into K-Pop music industry by becoming a member of multi-platinum girl group f(x) in 2009. However, she decided to depart from f(x) in 2014 citing hateful comments as the main reason that she quit the group.
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