The popular singer was reportedly found dead at about 6:30 p.m. local time on Sunday night in South Korea, according to the Gangnam Police Department, which released a statement about their ongoing investigation. We'll likely know more soon as the police continue to investigate in the coming days and weeks. In September of previous year she filed a lawsuit against an ex-boyfriend after he threatened to damage her career by exposing an illicit video of her.
The police said they are now looking into the exact cause of and reason for the death, keeping the possibility of suicide in consideration.
"I hope Jin-ri is now in a place where she can do whatever she wants", Goo wrote on her Instagram page at the time, using Sulli's real name.
She was found in her Seoul apartment by her manager, six months after she attempted to take her own life. The post, which was later deleted, prompted comments from concerned fans.
Hara was a member of the girl group Hara starting in 2008, then became a solo artist.
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The singer apologized for causing "concerns and a commotion" after the reported attempt in May and months later it seemed like she was making efforts in recovery - following a number of comeback performances last week, the BBC reported.
She had accused the man of having threatened to circulate an explicit video of her. But from now on, I will steel my heart and try to show up healthy'. She had recently released a Japanese-language dance track, Midnight Queen, and toured four cities in Japan from November 14-19.
Variety reported Hara was extremely close friends with singer and actress Sulli, who committed suicide in October 2019.
Sulli, 25, was known for her feminist voice and outspokenness that was rare in conservative South Korea.