South Korean actor Cha In-ha has been discovered lifeless at his dwelling in Seoul, the most recent superstar lack of life to rock the nation’s leisure business.
The 27-year-old star’s company launched a press release saying it was “full of grief”, and urged folks to not speculate on the reason for loss of life.
Cha had most not too long ago been showing within the TV sequence Love With Flaws.
He’s the third younger Korean star to die within the area of two months.
Cha was a member of an appearing group arrange by leisure company Fantagio known as Shock U. He made his debut in a 2017 movie known as You, Deep Within Me.
The loss of life is the most recent in a string of superstar tragedies in South Korea, which additionally has one of many world’s highest suicide charges.
In October and November respectively, Okay-pop stars Sulli and Goo Hara had been discovered lifeless of their properties. Each deaths had been handled as suspected suicides.
Their deaths have sparked debates in regards to the stress felt by Okay-pop stars – together with bullying and harassment from followers.
In Goo Hara’s case, it additionally highlighted the difficulty of so-called “spy-cam porn” and its victims.
In September 2018, Goo had filed a lawsuit towards an ex-boyfriend after he threatened to wreck her profession by releasing a bootleg video of her. In August, Goo’s former companion was given a suspended jail sentence for bodily assaulting and blackmailing her.
In a press release, Fantagio paid tribute to Cha.
“We’re actually heartbroken to ship unhappy information to everybody who has despatched a lot of love and assist to Cha In Ha till now. We’re full of grief at this information that’s nonetheless onerous to imagine,” it stated.
“We earnestly ask for rumours to not be unfold and for speculative reviews to not be launched to ensure that his household, who’s experiencing better unhappiness greater than anybody as a result of sudden unhappy information, to ship him away peacefully.
“As wished by his household, the funeral will probably be held privately. We specific deep mourning for his passing.”
If you happen to or somebody you recognize are feeling emotionally distressed, BBC Motion Line has extra data.
Within the UK you may name without cost, at any time to listen to recorded data 0800 066 066. As well as, you may name the Samaritans free on 116 123 (UK and Eire). Thoughts additionally has a confidential phone helpline- 0300 123 339 (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm).
The right way to get assist inside Korea: the Korea Suicide Prevention Heart might be reached at 1393, LifeLine Korea at 1588-9191, and Assist Name for Youth at 1388. Traces can be found 24/7 without cost and confidential assist for folks in suicidal disaster or misery.