In this Sept 30, 2015 photo, South Korean pop star and actress Sulli poses during the K-Beauty Close-Up event in Seoul, South Korea. News reports on Monday said Sulli was found dead at her home south of Seoul. (AP file photo)
SEOUL: News reports said South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead on Monday at her home south of Seoul.
Police said the 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her home in Seongnam because she had not answered phone calls for several hours. A police statement said there were no signs of foul play, and she had been suffering from "severe depression".
Repeated calls to Sulli's agency were not immediately answered.
Sulli's legal name was Choi Jin-ri. She began her singing career in 2009 as a member of the girl band “f(x)” and also acted in numerous television dramas and movies.
She was an outspoken advocate for women's rights, and had suffered cyberbullying as a result.
The exact cause of her death was under investigation.
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advocate : someone who strongly and publicly supports someone or something - ผู้สนับสนุน
agency (noun): a company or organisation that arranges for some service or workers to be provided to other companies and people - บริษัทตัวแทน, สำนักงานตัวแทน, หน่วยงานบริการ
cyberbullying (noun): the use of electronic communication to bully (frighten or annoy) a person, typically by sending threatening messages -
depression : a medical condition in which a person is so unhappy that they cannot live a normal life - ความสะเทือนใจ, ความเศร้าสลด, ความหดหู่
foul play : violence or criminal action that causes someone’s death - อาชญากรรม
severe : very serious and unpleasant - รุนแรง