Goo sparked concerns among fans following a previous suicide attempt in late May, which she later apologized for and vowed to recover in a statement.
In 2018, Goo’s ex-boyfriend was accused of filming the singer without consent while the two were intimate and blackmailing her by threatening to publish the footage. A male judge later acquitted him of these charges but convicted him of other charges, including assault.
Goo’s brother reportedly sent messages of support following K-pop star Sulli’s suicide as the two were said to have been close friends. The English translations of the messages read, “I’m begging you. Please don’t have any negative thoughts, don’t get sick, take care of your health,” according to The Straits Times.
Goo’s tragic death has sparked criticisms of the K-pop industry’s pressures of creating the perfect image, as well as cruel cyberbullying, and the justice system’s failure to protect women.
Recently, the grief of millions of fans around the world turned to anger when it was discovered that Goo’s parents could be given a share of the late singer’s assets. If no will is found, South Korean law states that family members will become the beneficiaries.
Goo’s parents reportedly divorced when she was still young and are said to have abandoned her. Goo reportedly moved in with her aunt at the age of 14 prior to becoming a K-pop trainee.
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