Seoul, Oct (SF) .- South Korean police confirmed on Monday 14 the discovery of the body of the young actress and singer of K-Pop known as Sulli and reported that the woman, who had suffered intense cyberbullying campaigns, could have committed suicide.
The body of the artist, only 25 years old and whose real name was Cho Jin-ri, was found by her agent in the house where she lived in Seognam, a dormitory city south of the South Korean capital.
The causes of death are still being investigated, although it is very likely that Sulli has been able to commit suicide, police officials said in statements collected by the Yonhap agency.
Born in Busan (southeast of the country), Sulli debuted as an actress on television in 2005 when she was only 11 years old and in 2009 she began her musical career by joining the female f (x) lineup.
Between 2014 and 2015 she retired from public life due to intense campaigns of harassment in social networks that coincided with the beginning of her relationship with the singer Choiza (whose real name is Choi Jae-hoo), from Dynamic duo, with whom she would break in 2017
Sulli would finally leave f (x) in 2015 and continued working sporadically as an actress in films such as “Real” (2017) or, more recently, in television series such as “Hotel Del Luna”.
Last summer, a program focused precisely on the cyberbullying suffered by South Korean artists began to co-present for the JTBC cable channel.
In the program, Sulli spoke, among other things, of the recent hate campaigns of which she again fell victim to appearing in several photographs without wearing a bra.
The artist said she decided to continue posing like this for a matter of personal comfort and to end the prejudice in the conservative South Korea towards women who decide not to wear a bra.
Sulli’s death once again highlights the enormous pressure faced by K-Pop celebrities and the few resources at her disposal to address these situations.
The last case of suicide that shook the foundations of the industry was that of Kim Jong-hyun, a former singer of the SHINee group, who took his own life in December 2017 when he was 27 years old.