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 her cause of death 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 6 pm 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.