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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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Another suicide incident happened in South Korea on Oct. 10, this time involving the former secretary of Prime Minister Han Seung-soo.

Former secretary Kim Yung-chul
Former secretary Kim Yung-chul

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Korean actress Choi Jin-Sil was laid to rest on October 4 following her suicide.

Choi Jin-Sil

Choi Jin-Sil

The police are investigating why the actress committed suicide.

A wire story said she was distraught over rumors circulating that she lent money to comedian Ahn JaeHwan who took his own life earlier. Choi Jin-Sil vehemently denied the rumors.

Senseless and loathsome people who spread the rumors and gossips on the Internet drove Choi Jin-Sil to her death. With the rise in popularity of blogs and online forums, anyone can attack a person and spread rumors without thinking the consequence.
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