Is Goo Hara Living or Dead?

Has South Korean singer and actress Goo Hara died? Or is she still alive?

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South Korean singer and actress

Goo Hara is ...

Born 3 Jan 1991 in Gwangju
Died 24 Nov 2019 in Cheongdam-dong
Age28 years, 10 months
Goo Hara
Goo Hara
(Marie Claire Korea) 카메라 밖의 구하라

About Goo Hara

Goo Hara (January 3, 1991 – November 24, 2019), also known mononymously as Hara , was a South Korean singer and actress. She was a member of the South Korean girl group Kara, and had also appeared in television dramas including City Hunter (2011). She made her debut as a soloist in July 2015 with the release of her EP Alohara (Can You Feel It?).

She is also known as Goo Ha Ra, Gu Ha-ra, Gu Hara, Gu Ha Ra, Koo Ha-ra, Koo Ha Ra, Koo Hara, Ku Ha-ra, Ku Hara, Ku Ha Ra, 구하라, 구 하라 and Goo Ha-ra.


On November 24, 2019, Goo was found dead at her home in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam, with the cause of death ruled as a possible suicide. Police found a suicide note written by Goo, and concluded that there was no foul play as she was seen on CCTV footage returning home at 12:40 am, with no further visitors except for the housekeeper who found her body at 6pm the same day. An autopsy was not performed after the police consulted the prosecutor in-charge and took into consideration her family's request, and the body was handed over to her family on November 26. Goo's death occurred over a month after her close friend and fellow idol Sulli had committed suicide.

Goo's funeral was privately held at Gangnam Severance Hospital by family members and friends, while a separate memorial service for fans took place on November 25–26 in The Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary's Hospital  in Gangnam. On November 27, Goo's body was cremated and her remains were enshrined at the Skycastle Memorial Park  in Bundang, Gyeonggi-do.

Following her death, a petition was submitted to the Blue House with over 200,000 signatures demanding a more severe punishment for filming sexual acts without consent and distributing it. Moreover, it was revealed that Goo had helped reporter Kang Kyung-yoon investigate Jung Joon-young's chatroom case prior to her death.