A man pays tribute at a memorial altar as he makes a call of condolence in honour of the K-pop star Goo Hara at the Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. Photo: Reuters

The dark side of being a K-pop star

  • The suicides of Goo Hara and Sulli just six weeks apart highlight pitfalls of entering the entertainment industry in South Korea, where exploitation is the norm
Topic |   K-pop idols

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A man pays tribute at a memorial altar as he makes a call of condolence in honour of the K-pop star Goo Hara at the Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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A man pays tribute at a memorial altar in honour of the K-pop star Goo Hara at St Mary's Hospital in Seoul. Photo: Reuters

Fans of K-pop star Goo Hara mourn her death as police confirm ‘pessimistic’ note found in home

  • Goo, 28, rose to fame with the girl group Kara but was more recently the victim of revenge porn and cyberbullying
  • She is the second female K-pop star to die in recent months, after fellow singer Sulli took her own life in October
Topic |   South Korea

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A man pays tribute at a memorial altar in honour of the K-pop star Goo Hara at St Mary's Hospital in Seoul. Photo: Reuters
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