In Memory of Goo Hara: Cause of Death, Funeral, and More

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Goo Hara’s Death: Cause of Depression and Suicide

One of the most heart-breaking news happened at the end of 2019 after South Korean media announced the death of former KARA members Goo Hara. The sudden news made people wonder, what was the motive behind her death? Channel Korea will reveal everything about Goo Hara’s death, funeral, and aftermath, so stay tuned!

Goo Hara was Found Dead in Her Apartment

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The K-pop star Goo Hara was found dead by her housekeeper in her apartment on November 24, 2019. The local South Korean police revealed that there was no evidence of murder and a handwritten suicide memo was found.

The fans noticed her depression before. In May 2019, Goo Hara was hospitalized after she was found unconscious at her home in Seoul’s fashionable Gangnam district. Later on, she apologized to her fans for causing everyone to worry.

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Since Goo Hara tried to commit suicide once, she was at risk of trying again. Many psychiatrists even said that her case was a ‘red flag’ which indicates very dangerous.

Accused of Depression and Battling Against Her Ex-boyfriend

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The fact that she suffering pain and depression after her best friend and ex-member of f(x) Sulli died, Goo Hara’s death was rough news to hear. Moreover, Goo Hara had experienced a hard time while battling with her ex-boyfriend Choi Jong-bum in 2018.

Her relationship with Choi Jong-bum went well until Goo Hara told the media that Choi Jong-bum threatened her with a sex tape video. He said that he would leak the video and destroy Hara’s career in the entertainment industry. Moreover, the guy also assaulted her and left a bunch of bruises as well.

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Initially, he denied all the accusations of threatening Hara or hurting her, but Hara had proof of her bruises and other details. Later on, Choi Jong-bum was jailed by an appeal court in July 2018 due to his blackmailing over the sex tape videos.

Goo Hara’s Agency’s Official Statement

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Goo Hara’s Japanese agency Production Ogi released an official statement regarding her death. It was released through the Korean entertainment agency 8D Creative.

“Hello. We are here to deliver tragic and unfortunate news. Family members and friends of Goo Hara are deeply shocked and anxious at the moment. Therefore, we earnestly request that you refrain from writing speculative articles and spreading rumors.” The agency also asked the media and Goo Hara’s fans to refrain from making condolence calls.

Details about Goo Hara’s Funeral

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Since Goo Hara’s family didn’t want an autopsy, they went straight to a funeral. They also wanted a private funeral, and it was held at Gangnam Severance Hospital and was attended by relatives and close friends. Meanwhile, Goo Hara’s agency prepared separate memorials for the fans and the media.

It took place in St. Mary’s Hospital in Gangnam, South Korea, from November 25th to November 26th, 2019. Later on, Goo Hara’s body was cremated on November 27, 2019, and the cremation ashes were left at the Skycastle Memorial Park in Gyeonggi-do.

Deep Condolences from Celebrity Friends of Goo Hara

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Goo Hara’s close friends, fans, and family went through a rough time due to her death. Many K-pop artists expressed their condolences for Goo Hara which was captured in their social media posts. Former KARA members Park Gyu-ri, Nicole, and Heo Young-ji made Instagram posts through their accounts reminiscing Hara while longing for her as well.

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Kahi from the group After School on her Instagram @kahi_korea posted a picture of her and Goo Hara with the caption, “Another sun sets today. Never forget that someone is always praying for you, RIP.”

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Rapper Dindin also posted a picture of Hara on his Instagram @dindinem and wrote his apology to her since he couldn’t be there during her hard times. He also wished Kara to be always happy.

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Goo Hara’s Mother Showed Up after Abandoning Her For Years

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While people were mourning Goo Hara’s death at her funeral, there was a slight incident as well. Goo Hara’s mother showed up at her funeral and did inappropriate things in the gloomy atmosphere. She was strangely holding a cell phone, and it was revealed that Goo Hara’s mother was recording a video on her phone.

Moreover, she also asked to take a picture with other celebrities who came to the funeral. According to Goo Hara’s brother, their mother abandoned him and Hara during their childhood. Other relatives also know about that and stopped her while she insisted on being the family’s chief mourner at the funeral.

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That is everything about Goo Hara’s death. Due to her depression and rough time, she decided to end her precious life. Many people have mourned over her, and we do hope that everyone will remember her!

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