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Korea’s suicide rate is estimated to be the highest among advanced countries, according to the National Statistical Office yesterday.

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The husband of actress Kim Da-hye was found dead in a motel in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province, in what is believed to be a suicide, police said Thursday.

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A young South Korean actress has been found dead at her home in southern Seoul in what appears to be a suicide, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday, quoting a police source.

Woo Seung-yeon

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Pieces of the puzzle leading to the death of “Boys over Flowers” actress Jang Ja-yeon are now falling into place as the South Korean police are now investigating her suicide note that says that she was forced to have sex with entertainment executives.

The actress committed suicide while starring in the hit drama series.

Here’s the news item from the Korea Times:

Police have started investigating the authenticity of a note (“Boys over Flowers”) actress Jang Ja-yeon allegedly left before committing suicide on March 8. The note said she was unable to withstand the pressure of entertaining and having sex with program directors and corporate and media executives.

"Boys over Flowers" actress Jang Ja-yeon

"Boys over Flowers" actress Jang Ja-yeon

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The nasty child custody battle between the former husband of Korean actress Choi Jin-sil and her mother has been settled.

Choi’s ex-husband, former baseball player Cho Sung-min has decided to let his two children stay with their grandmother,  Jung Ok-sook.

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A member of the five-piece K-Pop group M-Street was found dead in a basement recording studio at an officetel in the Dogok-dong of southern Seoul.

Lee Seo-hyeon

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Prejudice and the nonstop barrage of online attacks have claimed another Korean entertainer.

Kim Ji-Hoo (or Kim Ji-Who) was found hanging in his home in Jamsil, South Korea on October 10.

Actor Jim Ji-Hoo

Actor Jim Ji-Hoo

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