It is safe to say that many of us are still devastated to hear that ex-KARA member Goo Hara (구하라) is no longer around with us. The news has not only impacted Kamilias (KARA stans) and K-fans worldwide, but also to her friends and family members as well.

In light of the sudden unfortunate news, all of her fellow teammates of KARA, and also former SISTAR member Soyou (소유) have taken to their social media accounts to pay their tributes to the singer-actress.

1. Park Gyuri (박규리)

 

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일주일이 지났네. 어떻게 하루하루가 지나갔는지 모르겠는데.. 시간은 너도 나도 돌아봐주지 않고 계속 흘러가더라. 시간이 야속하다는 게 이런 건가 싶었어. 사람들이 괜찮냐고 물으면 어떻게 대답해야 될지 어려워서 집에 계속 있었어. 생각이 정리가 되질 않더라구.. 그냥 새하얘. 솔직히 말하면 스스로의 기도만 하고 싶었는데.. 네게 직접 닿지 않더라도 내가 이렇게 드러냄으로써 또 한 명이라도 더 널 위해 기도를 한다면, 그게 너와 가까워지는 게 아닐까. 그게 조금이나마 낫지 않을까라는 마음이 들더라. 다들 그런 마음이 아니려나. 나는 아직도 뭐가 뭔지 모르겠고, 현실감도 없고 멍한데 차라리 이게 생각을 깊게 하는 것보다 나은 것도 같아. 네가 아는 난 이렇지 않을텐데.. 서로가 연약함을 더 인정했었으면 네게 좀 더 위로가 되었을까. 못다한 얘기도 많고 하고싶은 말이 많은데.. 언니가 미안하고 사랑하고 또 미안하고 사랑해. 하라야 예쁜 우리 하라야. 푹 쉬어

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KARA’s ex-leader Gyuri posted an all-black photo yesterday (Monday, 2nd December) along with a lengthy-caption that reads:

“It has been a week. I don’t even know how the days went… Time doesn’t care for either of us and keeps going. Maybe this is what they mean by a time’s promise. People have been asking me whether I am okay and I don’t know how to answer them. I just stayed at my house. I can’t organise my thoughts. It’s just a blank white. 

Honestly, all I can do is pray and maybe that makes me closer to you… Maybe it’ll be a little better this way. Doesn’t everyone else feel like that? I still don’t know what’s going on, and I have no sense of reality and am just numb. I think this is better than thinking. I am now not the girl that you know… 

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If we acknowledged each others’ weaknesses more, maybe it would have comforted you more. There are things I cannot say to you and there are things I want to say to you. I’m sorry and I love you. I’m really sorry and I love you. Our pretty Hara. Rest well.”

2. Han Seungyeon (한승연)

 

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마음에 수 많은 말들이 넘쳐나는데 이제는 다 의미가 없어서.. 하라야 하라야 많은 사람들이 오래도록 너를 기억할 수 있게 내가 열심히 살게. 다시 만날때까지 편히 쉬고 있어. 다시 만날때 사랑한다고 얘기해줄게.

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“There’s so much that I wanted to say from the bottom of my heart, but it’s all meaningless now so… Hara, Hara. I’m going to work hard at life so that people will remember you for a long time. Rest well until we meet again. When we do, I’ll tell you I love you,” wrote the “Hello, My 20s” actress.

3. Kang Jiyoung (강지영)

 

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우리는 그냥 우리가 표현하고 싶은 거, 하고 싶은 거 하면서 사는 거에요. 누구나 다 외롭죠 처음부터 우린 이 땅에 그렇게 태어났어요. 엄마 뱃속에서 세상에 나왔던 그 순간부터 어쩌면 알고 있었겠죠. 그러기에 자신이 무엇을 바라는지, 자신에게 가장 소중한 것이 무엇인지 정확하게 알고, 삶으로써 그 소망에 100% 솔직하게 내 자신과 대면해봐요. 제발 이제는 사랑으로 채워주세요. 표현해주세요. 아껴주세요. 자기 자신을 그리고 당신을 사랑하는 사람들을. 내가 그것을 실현하는 것이 아니라, 그것이 나를 인도하고 나를 통해 그 자신을 실현하는 것이라고 믿어요. 항상, 애씀 없는 행복이 함께하길 … # 언니의 빙구 웃음도, 개구리 같던 작은 발과 너무나도 강하고 항상 따뜻하게 날 잡아주던 언니의 손, 건드리면 부러질 것만 같았던 순수하고 정 많고 여린 소중한 우리 언니의 모든 거 다 기억할게. 언니가 항상 내게 사랑한다고 말해줬던 것처럼 나도 앞으로도 많이 사랑한다고 말할 거야. 열심히 살아볼게. 너무너무 미안하고 고맙고, 사랑해. 自分自身を愛してください。 でも、私がごめんね。 本当に今までありがとう。 ご冥福をお祈りします。

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On November 28th (Thursday), the 25-year-old took to her Instagram to bid her final farewell to her former KARA teammate. She posted a photo of a mirror selfie with the late Hara, with a long caption written in Korean and Japanese that reads:

“We live while expressing what we want to express, and doing what we want to do. Everyone is lonely. We were born on this world in that way. We were maybe aware of it ever since the moment we came out of our mother’s womb and into the world. That’s why we should find out exactly what we want and what is the most precious thing to us, and then face ourselves 100% honestly.

Please, fill yourself up with love from now on. Express yourself more. Cherish both yourself and the people who love you. I believe that I don’t make that come true, it’s that which guides me and makes itself come true through me. I hope that you always feel an effortless happiness… #

I will remember everything about my precious unnie (elder sister) — her goofy smile, her small frog-like feet and her so strong hands that always held me warmly, how she seemed as though she might break if you touched her, and how she was so pure, affectionate, and tenderhearted. Just as she always used to say to me ‘I love you’ I’m going to continue to say ‘I love you’ a lot too. I’m going to work hard as I live my life. I’m so, so sorry and thank you, I love you.” 

4. Heo Youngji (허영지)

 

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하늘에서 밝게 빛나고 있을 언니. 참 예쁘고 사랑스러운 언니. 보고싶어요 미안하고 고맙고 사랑합니다 잊지않을게요 항상 기도할게요

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“To unnie (older sister), who’ll be shining brightly in the sky. Our pretty and lovely unnie. I miss you. I’m sorry, thank you, and I love you. I won’t forget you. I will always pray (for you),” Youngji wrote on the caption.

5. SISTAR’s Soyou (소유)

 

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남자라서 여자라서 일반인이여서 연예인이여서 노동자라서 취업준비생이라서 자영업자라서 가장이라서 학생이라서 어떠한 직업군라서 요즘 제일많이 서로에게하는 말은 ‘괜찮아?’ ‘무슨일없지?’ 사랑받을 자격이 충분한 많은사람들이 떠나갔습니다. 다시는 그런일들이 일어나지 않았으면 합니다. 확인되지 않은 말들로 욕하는사람들도 카더라 라는 말들로 다른 사람들을 욕하는 사람도 있겠지요.조금만 더 서로 이해해주고 조금만 더 사랑해주세요. 우리는 모두 사랑받을 자격이 있으니까요

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Former SISTAR member Soyou posted a blank black picture on her Instagram account on Thursday (28th November). The lengthy post was initially written in Korean. Soyou then replied by writing the same caption in English on the comment section.

Prayers that all the KARA members as well as Soyou will stay strong. #RIPHara

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