South Korean rookie actor Cha Inha (차인하) was reportedly found dead at his home by his manager, as reported by local news outlet ENews24.
The cause of the 27-year-old’s death remains unknown at the time of writing (Tuesday, 2nd December). However, the police are still investigating the case.
As a response to the circulating reports, Inha’s agency Fantagio have came out with a short statement that reads, “We have heard the news and we are currently looking into them.”
Cha Inha made his first appearance in a movie called “You, Deep Inside Of Me” back in 2017. He was also part of Surprise U, Fantagio’s second ever all-rookie actors ensemble following 5urprise. His latest project would be a drama called “Lovers With Flaws” alongside Ahn Jaehyun and Oh Yeonseo.
The one that called Seongwu "Onge"…
Thank you Cha In Ha and the other members Suprise U that also be with him during the trainee days until now. Thank you also for supporting him during his journey to be what he is rn. May you rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/cGNgS6BoeA
— pika ♡ 옹성우✨ (@ongnableeeee) December 3, 2019
thank you Cha In Ha, for being there since the beginning of his journey until now he has become a successful idol & actor.
eventho i'm so sorry that i don't really know about you but i'm sure you are an amazing person, you will be missed💙 pic.twitter.com/oZXt2ZD4XTADVERTISEMENT
— D-2 #JxR_ELEMENT (@weloseng) December 3, 2019
Cha In Ha, rest in peace. We love you. pic.twitter.com/mRhzkx9pQf
— anna noelle🌱 (@budjoon) December 3, 2019
RIP Cha In Ha.. 😔
I hope Yoojungie is okay right now.. He appeared in Clean With Passion For Now.. 😔 pic.twitter.com/wX5are9Sxn
— 🌸💛serendipity💜🌸 (@HELLOstuPID26) December 3, 2019
Stay tuned for more upcoming updates.
Fantagio finally released an official statement to address the sudden news of Cha Inha’s passing. The statement reads:
“Hello, This is Fantagio.
We feel devastated to deliver such heartbreaking and unfortunate news. On December 3, actor Cha In Ha left our sides. We are truly heartbroken to deliver this sad news to everyone who has sent lots of love and support to Cha In Ha until now.
We are filled with grief at this news that is still hard to believe. We earnestly ask for everyone to not spread more rumours and to not release any speculative reports in order to give respect to his family, who is experiencing greater sadness more than anyone due to the sudden sad news, to send him away peacefully.
The funeral will be held privately, as requested by his family members. We express deep mourning for his passing.”