Another bright star loses its spark as former f(x) member, Sulli, is found dead in her house today.
Sulli, whose real name is Choi Jin-ri, first gained the attention of the public from her role in Ballad of Seodong. A few years later, she debuted with the Korean girl group f(x) where I came to know her. I even remember dancing to their songs while cramming for my exams. Sulli took a one-year hiatus back in 2014 because of cyberbullying and eventually left the group to focus on her acting career.
I’m honestly still in shock. It wasn’t that long ago when I had a glimpse of Sulli from her cameo in the drama Hotel Del Luna not knowing that it will be the last time I’ll see her in the small screen. Since her IG live last year, many of her fans already suspected that she was suffering from depression. But then, the sweet Sulli we all know emerged again. She was back making her own music and even released her new album in June. On October 14, the singer-actress was found dead in her home where it was later confirmed that she has committed suicide.
This is one of the hardest articles I’ve ever written because Sulli and f(x) were part of my K-pop journey so this news has hit too close to home. There wasn’t even a hint that this was going to happen because just a day ago, she updated her IG account with a post about bags she’s received from a certain store. There was no hint, but I guess, that’s the real face of depression.
Sulli, you will definitely be missed. We offer our condolences to her loved ones.