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#RIPSulli: Condolences From Celebrities And Friends Pour In For The Late K-Pop Star

Sulli's former bandmate, Amber, has announced that she will be cancelling all her activities "due to recent events".

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Since K-pop star Sulli’s sudden passing, celebrities and friends of hers have come out to express their grief and send their condolences

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Sulli, whose real name Choi Jin-ri, was found dead at her home in Seongnam, Gyeonggi province yesterday, 14 October, reported Korean news agency Yonhap.

The official cause of her death is not yet official.

1. Mina, former AOA member

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"Jin Ri, don't be sick, don't suffer, let's be happy," Mina wrote in the caption of a selfie they took together, as translated by Soompi.

2. Hong Suk Chun, actor and television personality

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"To think this would be my last photo with you… I said we should stick through it together, but I've become a bad [friend] who let you go without even saying goodbye. I'm sorry, I'm so sorry," wrote Hong Suk Chun.

"I hope you are no longer hurting in that place, and I hope you can spend your time doing whatever you want. I'll remember the beautiful you exactly as you were. It's a sad night."

3. Ahn Jae Hyun, model and actor

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"It can't be real? It's not real right? Internet. The articles are weird right I have no grasp of reality because I eat too much medicine I'm the one who is strange right? I'm off right..." wrote Ahn Jae Hyun.

According to allkpop, Ahn Jae Hyun and Sulli are known to be close friends.

4. Goo Hara, former Kara member

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Goo Hara, who is also a close friend of Sulli, penned an open-ended sentence in the caption of an Instagram picture that sees two of them sleeping together.

The caption can be translated literally to: "In that world, as Jin Ri wants to do."

5. Goo Hye Sun, actress, singer-songwriter, and director

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Baby Sulli, sleep well. I love you. I love you.

6. Park Jimin, singer-songwritter

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7. Sunday (Jin Bo-ra), singer

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"I love you too, Jin Ri. I couldn't respond to you that day in Kondae because I was too embarrassed. I'm sorry I never bought you mango bingsoo (shaved ice). I'm going to see you tomorrow. To everyone who hurt you. Life is a boomerang."

8. Jun, U-KISS member

"You went through so much… I hope you will not be concerned about anything there and I hope you will be really happy, noona (big sister). Rest in peace now," Jun wrote in a Twitter post, as translated by Soompi.

8. Shin Hyun Joon, actor

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"Another precious life has left us…People who leave hate comments…are cowardly faceless killers," Shin Hyun Joon wrote in an Instagram post, as translated by Koreaboo.

9. Amber, Sulli's former bandmate in f(x)

While there has yet to be any SM Entertainment messages of condolences from SM Entertainment artistes, former Sulli's bandmate Amber has taken to Twitter to announce the cancellation of her upcoming activities.

"Due to recent events, I'll be putting on hold my upcoming activities. Sorry, everyone. Thank you for your thoughts," wrote Amber.

10. SM Entertainment, Sulli's former record label

SM Entertainment has announced that Sulli's family wishes to hold the funeral privately and that the location of the ceremony would not be made public.

The company asked reporters to "understand with a generous heart".

"We ask that you cooperate so that Sulli's last journey will be beautiful," SM Entertainment said.

In a Twitter post at 12.18pm today, 15 October, the company announced that there will be a separate memorial for fans to pay their final farewell to Sulli.

"Following the wishes of Sulli's family, we have prepared a place where the fans who have always cheered Sulli on and sent her their endless love and support can bid her farewell with a warm greeting, in the address below:

"Shinchon Severance Hospital, Funeral Hall #7 (Ground floor level 1)
From October 15 (4 PM - 9 PM) and October 16 (12 PM - 9 PM).

"Fans can pay their condolences. Once again, we express our deepest grief regarding the news," allkpop quoted SM Entertainment as saying.

Sulli debuted as an actress in 2005, before signing on to five-member girl group f(x) in 2009

Sulli (middle) with her bandmates.

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Together with her bandmates, Sulli helped fuel the K-pop craze all over the world in the early 2000s.

Yonhap reported that Sulli took a break from the entertainment industry in 2014, after being affected by malicious comments and rumours online.

She left the group the next year and slowly started her solo career from there on, reported Newsweek.

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Sulli once hosted a South Korean variety program 'The Night of Hate Comments', a show where it invited celebrities to talk about mean comments they received.

In one of the episodes, she brushed off the criticism of her going braless.

"When I upload my photos without a bra, people talk about it a lot. I could have been scared. But I didn’t because I thought it would be nice if more people could discard their prejudices," she said, reported The Korean Herald.

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