22-year-old Korean actress Kang Doo Ri reported to have died in car accident actually took own life

17 December 2015 / 10 months 2 weeks ago

South Korean actress Kang Doo Ri, 22, who was reported to have died in a car accident, actually committed suicide, say Korean police.

According to The Straits Times, she was said to have been found dead in her home in Incheon on Monday, after messaging a friend suggesting she would take her own life.

The Incheon Samsan Police Station revealed that the actress had been found dead in Bupyeong-dong, Incheon on December 14 around 4 p.m. KST. 

Soompi reported that there were no signs of a break-in or foul play. Police found coal briquettes as part of evidence that she ended her own life.

Kang Doo Ri debuted in the 2010 drama “Three Brothers” and recently appeared on “Sassy Go Go.” She was also popular as a broadcasting jockey and she did mukbangs (eating broadcasts) and played games on her channel.

On December 11, three days before she passed away, she wrote:

“I’m having a hard time these days because I’m experiencing a lot of bad personal problems. It was getting better after finishing the drama and doing broadcasts.

"But the situation became bad and didn’t go as planned so I couldn’t do anything. I’m really sorry and I apologise.

"However, I am thinking of getting ready to return to everyone after becoming calm. So I’m trying to stand up once again. See you next week.”

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