K-Pop star Goo Hara found dead

K-Pop star Goo Hara found dead

K-pop star and TV celebrity Goo Hara was found dead at her home in Seoul on Sunday, police in South Korea said.

Police said an acquaintance found the 28-year-old dead at her home in southern Seoul and reported it to authorities.

The cause of death was not immediately known. Police refused to provide further details.

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 27: Former member of South Korean girl group KARA, Hara attends the VIP screening of 'Real' on June 27, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 26: Former member of South Korean girl group KARA, Hara attends the "Mackage" 2017 FW Collection photocall on October 26, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 27: Former member of South Korean girl group KARA, Hara attends the VIP screening of 'Real' on June 27, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 24: Former member of South Korean girl group KARA, Hara attends the photo call for 'Marc Jacobs' at Galleria Department Store on March 24, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 19: Goo Hara attends the 3rd Edaily Culture Awards at Haeorum theater on February 19, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 19: Goo Hara attends the 3rd Edaily Culture Awards at Haeorum theater on February 19, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 27: Hara of South Korean girl group KARA poses for photographs at the W Magazine Korea Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 'Love Your W' photo call on October 27, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 13: Goo Hara of Kara attends the SBS 'Shaolin Clenched Fists' press conference at CGV on October 13, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 03: Goo Ha-ra of KARA poses for photographs during autograph session for celebrating her essay 'Nail Hara' at COEX on July 3, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by ilgan Sports/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 03: Goo Ha-ra of KARA poses for photographs during autograph session for celebrating her essay 'Nail Hara' at COEX on July 3, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by ilgan Sports/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 03: Hara of South Korean girl group KARA attends a signing for her new book 'NAIL HARA' at Youngpoong Book Store on July 3, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 26: Hara of South Korean girl group KARA attends the showcase for KARA 7th mini album "In Love" at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall on May 26, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 26: (L-R) Youngji, Gyuri, Seungyeon and Hara of South Korean girl group KARA attend the showcase for KARA 7th mini album "In Love" at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall on May 26, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 26: Hara of South Korean girl group KARA attends the showcase for KARA 7th mini album "In Love" at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall on May 26, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 20: Hara of South Korean girl group KARA attends the photocall for Stella McCartney "The World Of Stella At BoonTheShop" at Boon The Shop on May 20, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
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Ms Hara made her debut in 2008 as a member of the girl group Kara, which had big followings in South Korea, Japan and other Asian countries.

She later worked as a solo artist and appeared on many TV shows.

In May, she was reportedly found unconscious at her home and was taken to hospital.

She was embroiled last year in public disputes with an ex-boyfriend who claimed to have been assaulted by her.

Ms Hara accused the man of having threatened to circulate a sex video of her. The case made her the subject of tabloid fodder and malicious online messages.

In October, another K-pop star and actress, Sulli, was found dead at her home near Seoul.

The 25-year-old was known for her feminist voice and outspokenness that was rare among female entertainers in deeply conservative South Korea.

Before her death, she appeared in a TV show and spoke out against the online backlash she received over her lifestyle.

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