Cha’s company, Fantagio, issued a press release confirming his demise, saying it was “really heartbroken to ship unhappy information to everybody who has despatched plenty of love and help” to the actor.
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Throughout the final day, Cha (actual title Lee Jae-ho) posted an image of himself on Instagram posing with a white mug and looking out moodily at his telephone. “All people, be careful,” he wrote.
Cha’s demise is the third inside three months of a younger South Korean performer. In October, outspoken 25-year-old singer Sulli died shortly after leaving a observe that hinted at despair. Final week, 27-year-old K-pop star Goo Hara was discovered lifeless at her dwelling in Seoul.
Cha emerged on the forefront of the South Korean leisure scene solely prior to now couple of years. He was a member of Fantagio’s actor group Shock U, and had starred in dramas together with “The Banker,” and “Miss Unbiased Ji Eun 2.” He had lately appeared in MBC drama “Love With Flaws.”
Fantagio requested individuals to not unfold rumors or speculate about Cha’s demise, to spare the household pointless further grief. The company mentioned a personal funeral can be held.
The string of deaths younger stars factors to a grim actuality of the South Korean leisure trade. Similtaneously South Korean music and TV dramas are reaching new heights of worldwide reputation, due to dramatic story traces, handsome expertise and virtually countless rehearsal, the system is growing being revealed as pressurized and dispiriting.
Strain seems to come back each from demanding administration and from followers who use social media to viciously criticize perceived flaws in conduct and picture.
Within the instances of Sulli and Goo, each have been discovered lifeless at dwelling, with authorities eliminating foul play. Each seem to have been victims of cyber-bullying with regard to their romantic relationships. Goo and Sulli have been shut pals.
Whereas there was no affirmation of the circumstances of Goo’s demise, it’s identified that she tried to kill herself in March this 12 months after an ex-boyfriend tried to blackmail her with threats of assault and the discharge of a intercourse video. Amid the dispute, Goo’s company terminated her contract.
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