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Stars mourn, postpone activities in deference to Sulli’s death



Several Korean stars have temporarily put their activities on hold while mourning the death of singer-actress Sulli.

Sulli, 25, former member of K-pop girl group f(x), was found dead in her home in Seongnam City, South Korea on Oct. 14.
“Due to recent events I’ll be putting on hold my upcoming activities. Sorry everyone. Thank you for your thoughts,” tweeted Amber Liu, who was Sulli’s group member when the latter was still with f(x).

Boy band BTOB member Peniel wrote, “Praying for Sulli, her family, friends, fans, and loved ones. Rest In Peace.”

SM Entertainment, Sulli’s agency, issued a statement, saying, “We are sorry to inform you bad news. Sulli has left us. We still can’t believe the reality and is in grief,” according to JTBC Plus and V Live Today.

“Our company would like to ask everyone to stop circulating rumors and speculative articles with the thoughts for the members of her family, who are suffering immense pain because of this sudden news. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased,” it added.

Sulli (Instagram)

Sulli (Instagram)

Super Junior canceled their V Live broadcast that was set on Oct. 14 while N.Flying moved their comeback showcase slated on Oct. 15.

Girls’ Generation announced that Taeyeon’s new album “Purpose,” which was scheduled for release on Oct. 15, “will be back on track after we finalize the schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding.”

Pledis Entertainment issued a statement to say that “NU’EST 7TH MINI ALBUM ‘The Table’ contents previously scheduled to be uploaded at 00:00 on October 15th is postponed. We hope for your kind understanding.”

Starship Entertainment postponed the release of the photo teaser for Monsta X’s “Follow-Find You.”

Konnect Entertainment, Kang Daniel’s agency, tweeted that the airing of the singer’s travelogue has been reset to Oct. 23 instead of Oct. 16.

Sulli was found dead by her manager in her home. It was reported that the manager last called Sulli at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, but he could no longer contact her.

“We assume that Sulli made an extreme choice and handed over the case to the police. When arriving at the scene, her heart stopped beating and there appeared symptoms of rigor mortis. The police have preserved the scene and conducted an investigation,” said the Seongnam Fire Department, according to Osen and V Live Today.

No suicide note was found but the police found a note which Sulli wrote. They said it was not a will or a diary but a sticky note.

Sulli debuted in f(x) in 2009 and left in 2015.

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