A former member of high South Korean woman group f(x), that had spoken out against cyber warfare, was found dead on Monday, authorities said. The entire body of Choi Jin-RI, better known by her stage name Sulli, 25, has been found in her home in Seongnam, southwest of the capital, Seoul, authorities said.
“Her boss visited her house after failing to achieve since their final call the night before,” authorities said in a statement. Sulli, 25, was grappling with acute depression, authorities said. They didn’t elaborate.
It turned into one of the most popular woman bands in South Korea and helped fuel the worldwide K-pop trend. Sulli abandoned the team in 2015 an established a career as a solo singer and celebrity.
She shot to fame in 2005 aged 11 when she performed Princess Seonhwa of Silla at the SBS play Ballad of Sendong.
The Busan-born celebrity had incredible success throughout her stint with the woman group. Some of the greatest hit songs include Pinocchio (Danger), Electric Shock and Sexy Summer.
Sulli’s final Instagram article came a day past when she shared with a movie of a present from the tote array Stretch Angels. Most recently, she appeared on a television program where K-pop stars shared their encounters with malevolent online remarks.