K-pop star Hara found dead at her home at the age of 28

K-pop star Goo Ha-ra has been found dead at her home at the age of 28.

The singer, know professionally as Hara, was member of the girl group Kara between 2008 and 2015, and has enjoyed success since going solo. She has also worked as an actress on Korean and Japanese TV.

The news of her death broke after a statement was released by Gangnam Police Department.

It read: “We received a report on November 24, 6:30 pm KST about a death.

“We are currently investigating the cause.”

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 03: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli, attends the photocall for FENDI on September 03, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 03: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli, attends the photocall for FENDI on September 03, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 13: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli, attends the photocall for 'Estee Lauder' at the Shilla Hotel on August 13, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 12: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli, attends the PRADA Thunder Pop-Up Store open photocall on July 12, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 14: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli, attends the photo call for BOUCHERON 'Les Salons Boucheron' on March 14, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 14: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli, attends the photo call for BOUCHERON 'Les Salons Boucheron' on March 14, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 14: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli, attends the photo call for BOUCHERON 'Les Salons Boucheron' on March 14, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli attends the photocall for 'Estee Lauder' Pop-up Store Opening on February 13, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 21: South Korean singer/actress Choi Jin-ri (aka Sulli) attends Longchamp event on December 21, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 21: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli attends the photocall for the LONGCHAMP at Lotte Department Store on December 21, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 10: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli attends a promotional event for the 'Estee Lauder' on October 10, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 10: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli attends a promotional event for the 'Estee Lauder' on October 10, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 16: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli attends the photocall for the BOUCHERON 160th Anniversary 'Experience Boucheron' Pop-Up Store Opening on May 16, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 16: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli attends the photocall for the BOUCHERON 160th Anniversary 'Experience Boucheron' Pop-Up Store Opening on May 16, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 08: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli attends the photocall for "Estee Lauder" Launch on January 8, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 08: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli attends the photocall for "Estee Lauder" Launch on January 8, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 27: Actress Sulli attends the VIP screening of 'Real' on June 27, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 27: Former member of South Korean girl group f(x), Sulli attends the "Roger Vivier" Buckle Up Party at the Shilla Hotel on October 27, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 26: (L1,L2) South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun and South Korean actress Sulli attend the test screening of film "Real" on June 26, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 07: Sulli of girl group f(x) attends the photocall for Volez, Voguez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton Exhibition at DDP on June 7, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 24: Sulli of girl group f(x) attends the photocall for Dior 2017 S/S Collection at Shinsegae Department Store on February 24, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 27: Sulli of girl group f(x) attends the "AERIN" Boon The Shop Launch on September 27, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 04: Sulli of girl group f(x) attends photocall for launch of SK-II 'Genoptics' at Lotte Department Store on March 4, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 30: Sulli poses for photographs during the K-Beauty Close-up by ARTISTRY at Dongdaemun Square on September 30, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by ilgan Sports/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 03: Sulli poses for photographs during the LANVIN Products Launching Event at Dress Garden on September 3, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by ilgan Sports/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 30: Sulli of girl group f(x) attends the photocall for Louis Vuitton Exhibition Series 2 "Past - Present - Future" at D Tower on April 30, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 22: Sulli of girl group f(x) attends the FURLA 2015 SS presentation at COEX Mall on January 22, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 20: Sulli of girl group f(x) attends the "DECKE" launch event on March 20, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 26: Sulli of f(x) attends the Etude House 'Magic Any Cushion' photo session at Connoi Space on February 26, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Choi Soo-Young/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
CHANGSHA, CHINA - DECEMBER 31: (CHINA OUT) Victoria, Amber, Luna, Sulli and Krystal of South Korean girl group f(x) perform on the stage in Hunan Television New Year Countdown Concert on December 31, 2013 in Changsha, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
NAMYANGJU, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 12: Sulli of girl group f(x) is seen on location for "The Pirates" on December 12, 2013 in Namyangju, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
NAMYANGJU, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) South Korean actors Lee Kyung-Young, Kim Nam-Gil and Son Ye-Jin are seen on location for "The Pirates" on December 12, 2013 in Namyangju, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 08: Sulli of f(x) attends the OMEGA CO-AXIAL Exhibition at Beyond Museum on July 8, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Choi Soo-Young/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Victoria and Sulli of girl group f(x) attend a promotional event for the 'Christian Dior' Pop Up Store Opening at My Boon on February 22, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 31: (L-R) Victoria, Amber, Krystal, Sulli and Luna of girl group f(x) attend the 22nd High1 Seoul Music Awards at SK Handball Arena on January 31, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 31: Sulli of South Korean girl group f(x) attends during the 2012 SBS Drama Awards at SBS Prism Tower on December 31, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
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The BBC’s Seoul correspondent Laura Bicker took to Twitter to confirm the news.

She posted: “The South Korean celebrity Goo Ha-ra, a former member of popular K-pop girl group Kara has been found dead at her home. The 28-year-old was found dead around 6pm. We are awaiting more details. So sad.”

Earlier this year, Hara concerned fans with messages posted on social media.

One read: “Acting as if I am not tired, when I am, acting as if I am not in pain, when I am.”

Another said: “After living all those years with suppression, I look fine on the outside, but it feels as if I am starting to break into pieces inside.”

The singer has struggled with her mental health for some time, and was rushed to hospital in May of this year after attempting suicide.

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The news of Hara’s death comes just over a month after the death of fellow K-pop star Choi Jin-ri, who was know by her stage name Sulli, and was formerly a member of the girl band f(x).

Sulli was reportedly found dead at her home in Seongnam by her manager at the age of 25.

There was no sign of a break-in or foul play and police were investigating the death as a possible suicide.

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