Sulli Thanks Fans Who Encouraged Her to Live in Heartbreaking Last Note on Instagram

A little more than a month before her tragic passing, K-pop idol Sulli expressed gratitude to people who encouraged her to live.

The former f(x) member, whose real name is Choi Jin-ri, was found dead in her apartment in Seongnam on Monday afternoon following a suspected suicide, which allegedly resulted from prolonged cyberbullying.

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The 25-year-old’s shocking death immediately raised questions in the global K-pop community, with fans digging into her final social media posts for answers.

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Alongside videos believed to be an attempt to conceal her struggles, a handwritten note she had posted on Instagram reveals that others had consistently encouraged her to continue living.

 

The note, which Sulli posted on Sept. 5, reads (translation via Malay Mail):

“Today is the 14th year I debuted in the entertainment industry. I was too preoccupied with living my life and nearly forgot how long I am in the industry. But thanks to people who wish me well, I am reminded.

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“Every moment, I am assisted by people to continue living. Due to their blessings, I have the courage to continue living and led me to feel that life is not only to be spent alone. I want to be someone who gives warmth to others and I want to thank everybody.”

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The post has received a new wave of comments from fans honoring her memory.

“Gonna miss you so much, forever, ever and ever, Choi Jinri. We love you,” one wrote.

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Another commented, “People only love you when you’re dead. What a sad world. Rest well Sulli.”

An investigation into Sulli’s death continues as of this writing, with her full autopsy results expected in a few days.

“After receiving the full autopsy results, including a precise opinion, we will close the case as long as no strange anomaly surfaces,” a representative said, according to Allkpop.

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Fans believe Sulli had been silently crying out for help since 2018. In the TV show “Truth Store,” she explicitly stated feeling lonely.

“It seems like I am left alone in this world,” she reportedly said. “I try to protect myself but nobody would hear me.”

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On Tuesday, an industry insider told the Busan Ilbo that Sulli, through her manager, had requested her label, SM Entertainment, to take legal action against her malicious commenters.

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While SM Entertainment responded accordingly, it failed to track down such commenters and bring them to justice.

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As of Wednesday, nine members of South Korea’s National Assembly have reportedly agreed to pass a bill that aims to penalize malicious comments under anonymous usernames.

According to World Today, a subcommittee will gather to review the details of the bill — which has now been nicknamed the “Sulli Law” — in early December.

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