South Korea singer and actress Goo Hara has been found dead at her home in Seoul, police say.
The 28-year-old is best known as a former member of the K-Pop group Kara, which she joined in 2008.
Goo had also appeared on television and released music by herself.
Police say the cause of death is still under investigation. She appeared at a series of comeback performances last week after being hospitalised in May following an alleged suicide attempt.
The singer later apologised for causing “concerns and a commotion” among her fans over the incident. Reports said her manager had, at the time, found her unconscious.
Police said Goo was found dead at about 6pm local time on Sunday in her home, the Gangnam Police Department said.
Kara, her former band, were one of the first to K-pop groups to break through on the international stage.
Goo’s first solo EP, released in 2015, peaked at number four in the Korean music charts.
She had signed with a talent management agency in Japan earlier this year and released a song named Midnight Queen earlier this month.
Over the last year her career was overshadowed by events in her life off the stage. In September 2018 Goo filed a lawsuit against an ex-boyfriend after he threatened to damage her career. Her former partner was given a suspended jail term in August for physically assaulting and blackmailing the star.
Goo’s death comes just over a month since another former K-Pop girl band member, Sulli, was also found dead in a suspected suicide after struggling with online bullying.