Singer Goo Hara’s Death Shines Light on the Dark Side of K-Pop

Goo, who made her K-pop debut in 2008 as a member of the girl band Kara and later launched her career as a solo artist in South Korea and Japan, said after she was taken to hospital in May that she had been “in agony over overlapping issues” and vowed to recover. She released a mini album earlier this month.