K-pop star Sulli who spoke out against cyber bullying found dead

25-year-old was grappling with severe depression

Reuters October 14, 2019
Sulli debuted with the five-member f(x) in 2009. ALL PHOTOS: DAILY MAIL

SEOUL: A former member of top South Korean girl group f(x), who had spoken out against cyber bullying, was found dead on Monday, police said.

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The body of Choi Jin-ri, better known by her stage name Sulli, 25, was discovered at her home in Seongnam, south of the capital, Seoul, police said.

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“Her manager visited her home after failing to reach her since their last call the night before,” police said in a statement.

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Sulli was grappling with severe depression, police said. They did not elaborate.

Sulli debuted with the five-member f(x) in 2009. It became one of the most popular girl groups in South Korea and helped fuel the global K-pop craze.

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Sulli left the group in 2015 an launched a career as a solo singer and actress.

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Most recently, she appeared on a television program in which K-pop stars discussed their experiences with malevolent online comments.

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