South Korean singer and former member of girl group Kara was found dead in her home on Sunday, November 24.
Goo Hara, 28, was discovered at her home in the Cheongdam neighborhood of Seoul around 6:00 PM KST, according to the report of Korean news outlet Soompi. Authorities are still investigating the cause of her death.
The 28-year-old singer and actress first debuted as a member of KARA in 2008 and later began promoting as a solo artist in Korea and Japan.
Soompi also reported that Goo Hara’s Japanese agency Production Ogi released a statement regarding her passing.
The statement is as follows:
We are here to deliver tragic and unfortunate news.
Family members and friends of Goo Hara are deeply shocked and anxious at the moment.
Therefore, we earnestly request that you refrain from writing speculative articles and spreading rumors. In addition, we ask the media and fans to refrain from making condolence calls.
We apologize for conveying this sudden news, and we are sorry once again for requesting that [the media and fans] refrain from making condolence calls.
She was known for speaking widely against cyberbullying.
Last month, Sulli, one of Goo’s close friends and had also spoken out against cyberbullying, has passed away.