She has died aged 25 at her home near Seoul in an apparent suicide.
By Anna Kim
The South Korean pop star Sulli has passed away. Her manager went to her home after being unable to get in touch with her since their phone call at about 6:30p.m.the evening before. The manager found her dead and reported the police at approximately 3:21p.m.on October 14.
Initially, police had said in their statement that the 25-year-old had been suffering from “severe depression” and the exact cause of her death was still under investigation. They couldn’t find a suicide note. The autopsy was held on October 16 from 9a.m. to 11a.m. Police announced that “no suspicions of homicide” such as external forces or pressure were discovered as a result of the preliminary autopsy. Further information such as drug results have yet to be revealed, but the investigation will be closed soon with no charges.
Social media was quickly awakened with the news of her death. One fan tweeted, “Sulli’s death shouldn’t be reported as a suicide but as a murder. The pop star was attacked constantly and there’s only so much a person can take.”
However, the good news is that the Sulli Act was proposed by nine members of the National Assembly to counter malicious comments. According to the media outlet World Today, Approximately 100 organizations and 200 celebs who either have experienced malicious comments or were colleagues with Sulli will be supporting the bill. In early December, on the 49th of her passing, at the National Assembly’s Memorial Hall, the bill will officially be brought to the table.
Korea Entertainment Management Association has also released a statement revealing that the organization plans to take strong action in order to “eradicate cyber violence.”
They stated, “We will no longer stand idly by, and we will do our best to root out cyber violence. As other victims have done in the past, we will take the spreading of rumors and malicious comments and the crimes of the commenters very seriously, and we will no longer overlook these issues. Moreover, our organization will stand at the forefront of societal action with regards to the prevention of cyber terror that defames and tarnishes the reputation of pop culture artists.”
Sulli, who initially debuted as a child actress in 2005, began her K-Pop career in 2009 as one of the original members of the pop group f(x) under the management of South Korea’s top agency, SM Entertainment. She assisted the group’s rise to fame via four No.1 albums and four No.1 singles in their home country. Sulli, who maintained a sexy and outspoken image, suspended her career in 2014 after struggling with cyber-bullying and left the group a year later to focus on acting projects. She was a close friend of Jonghyun, another K-Pop icon, who took his own life in December 2017.
The South Korean pop star Sulli has passed away.
Sullie began her K-Pop career in 2009 as one of the original members of the pop group f(x).