Professionally known as Sulli, South Korean singer, songwriter, actress and model Choi Jin Ri died on October 14, 2019 in her home in Simgok-dong, Jung-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. She was 25.
On September 28, 2019, Sulli gave her fans a glimpse of her daily life by showing how she gets her hair and makeup done on her Instagram live broadcast. Some of the viewers were not happy to see that she was wearing a loose robe that partially exposed her breasts.
Sulli responded to the critics by saying it was her personal freedom. The Instagram video has since been deleted.
This led others to speculate that Sulli committed suicide as a result of being a victim of cyberbullying. Police who are currently investigating her death has yet to find a suicide note.
“It seems that Choi was living alone at the house,” Korea Herald quoted a police official as saying. “It looks like she ended her life but we will investigate, open to all possibilities.”
It was Sulli’s manager who founded her dead at her house. The manager could not reach her after their most recent phone conversation, which was on October 13, 2019, so he decided to visit her in her house.
The last time Sulli posted on Instagram was on October 12, 2019. She tagged clothing store Stretch Angels.
Born on October 14, 2019 in Seongnam, Sulli made her acting debut on television in 2005 with the KBS show “Drama City”and on the big screen in 2007 by playing Gwak Chun-sim in the film “Punch Lady.” She was a member of the K-pop girl group f(x) from 2009 to 2015.
“We apologize for conveying such sad and unfortunate news,” SM Entertainment said in a statement translated from Korean to English by Soompi. “Sulli has left our side. We cannot believe the situation now and we are just filled with grief.”
“For her family who is grieving after the sudden news of her passing, we earnestly request that you refrain from writing speculative articles or spreading rumors,” SM Entertainment continued. “We express our deep condolences.”
As a solo artist, Sulli was featured along with Rad Museum in “Dayfly” by Dean. The former f(x) member also released a single titled “Goblin.”
Watch the music video of “Goblin” here: