A Korean actor, Cha In-ha, has been discovered useless on the age of 27, in keeping with a expertise company that represented him. Mr. Cha, who was set to seem within the new TV collection “Love With Flaws,” is the third younger Korean entertainer to die in lower than two months.
“We’re sincerely damage that we’re sending this unhappy information to the individuals who have given Cha In-ha a lot love and supported him till now,” a consultant from Fantagio, an leisure company, mentioned in a press release Tuesday, in keeping with the Korean daily newspaper Hankook Ilbo.
Fantagio cautioned towards speculating concerning the circumstances of his loss of life.
It was not instantly clear what had killed Mr. Cha or the place he had been discovered, as of early Wednesday in Seoul.
Mr. Cha, whose actual title is Lee Jae-ho in keeping with Variety, has been gathering followers as a member of the performing group SURPRISE U since 2017. Fantagio handpicked the 5 younger males to sing, act, dance and customarily dazzle folks, in keeping with an leisure website, which reported on their debut.
Snagging a task in “Love With Flaws,” a romantic comedy with a distinguished time spot on a serious Korean TV station, promised to introduce him to a broader viewers. His preliminary efficiency on the present, which premiered final week, as a bartender at a homosexual bar impressed the Korean pop website Kpopmap to credit him with “melting hearts.”
As experiences of his loss of life unfold, hundreds of followers posted feedback on Instagram on Tuesday below photos of Mr. Cha. “It’s a disgrace that we misplaced one other soul in 2019,” one wrote.
The information about Mr. Cha arrived on the heels of the latest deaths of two distinguished feminine Okay-pop stars. Sulli, 25, and Goo Hara, 28, ended their lives inside six weeks of one another in October and November, exposing the painful aspect of being a Okay-pop idol.
“Their fall might be as sudden and as dramatic as their rise to the peak of fame,” Lee Hark-joon, a South Korean journalist, who has produced a documentary and written a guide concerning the Korean music business, just lately instructed The New York Occasions after Ms. Goo was found dead in her residence in Seoul. “Theirs is a career particularly weak to psychological misery — they’re scrutinized on social media across the clock, and faux information about their non-public lives is unfold immediately.”
Choe Sang-Hun contributed reporting from Seoul.