Goo Hara, a former member of the K-pop group Kara, has died at 28. The singer was reportedly found in her home in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday evening, according to the New York Times. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but police are calling it a suicide.
Known simply as Hara to her fans, the singer was part of the South Korean group Kara since 2008, shortly after the group released its first album, The First Bloooooming. Goo ventured into a solo career in 2015, releasing her debut EP, Alohara (Can You Feel It?). She had just released a new single, “Midnight Queen,” this month.
Goo’s death comes six months after she was found unconscious back in May after a suspected suicide attempt, reports the South China Morning Post. She was allegedly struggling with an ex-boyfriend who was threatening to release sexually explicit content of her, reports EW.
In October Goo’s friend and fellow K-pop star Sulli was also found dead in her home; police suspected she had killed herself, highlighting the increasing pressures on women in the K-pop realm. Goo’s last Instagram post read simply, “Goodnight.”
Originally Appeared on Vogue