27 year old K-pop star, Cha In Ha was found dead in his home at the age of 27.
According to reports Cha’s manager discovered him at his house yesterday (December 3rd) and notified the authorities.
Police are looking into the case but have yet to release more details on the cause of death. Although according to a recent statement by Seoul’s Suseo police station, there will be no autopsy performed on the body, as per Cha’s family’s wishes.
His death comes as another shocking blow to the industry, as Cha becomes the third young K-pop star to die within two months. Just over a week ago K-pop star Goo Hara, once a member of group KARA, was found dead in her home by her maid at the age of 28. There was a handwritten note found in her home. Roughly six weeks before that, in October, Hara’s close friend, 25-year-old Sulli, once a member of group f(x) was found dead in her home by her manager. Her death has since been ruled a suspected suicide.
Cha’s agency, Fantiago, have released a statement saying, “We are truly heartbroken to deliver sad news to everyone who has sent lots of love and support to Cha In Ha until now. We are filled with grief at this news that is still hard to believe.”
“We earnestly ask for rumours to not be spread and for speculative reports to not be released in order for his family, who is experiencing greater sadness more than anyone due to the sudden sad news, to send him away peacefully.
“As wished by his family, the funeral will be held privately. We express deep mourning for his passing.”
Cha had risen to fame as a member of K-pop group Surprise U before leaving the band to pursue a career in acting. He made his debut in 2017 in a short film named You, Deep Inside of Me, and is currently appearing in a drama series named Love with Flaws. The show has already stated they will air his scenes unedited.