What Happened With Korean Singer Sulli? Was She Murdered?

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Sulli aka Choi Jin-ri who was famous through her stage name Sulli, (March 29, 1994 – October 14, 2019) was an South Korean singer actress and model who died at aged 25. On October 15, 2109 police filed for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death is likely a suicide that occurred on the night of 14 October 2019.

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She died in home’s room at the age of 25 in Seongnam-si, South Korea. Sulli’s death was linked by various media outlets to depression caused by cyberbullying. She was well recognize or most famous for being a member of South Korean k-pop girl group f(x). On her Instagram there is having more than 6 million followers under user account ‘jelly_jilli’.

Sulli Wiki/Bio

Real NameChoi Jin-ri
Nick Name/ Stage NameSulli
Birth DateMarch 29, 1994
Death DateOctober 14, 2019
Cause of DeathSuicide
Age25 years old (Died)
ProfessionActress, Singer, Model, Songwriter, and Instagram Star
Famous Forher role in the SBS drama "Ballad of Seodong" in 2005
Birthplace/ HometownBusan, South Korea
Current ResidenceSeongnam, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Zodiac SignAries
Physical Stats
Height/ TallIn centimeters- 170 cm
In meters- 1.70 m
In feet inches- 5'7"
WeightIn kilograms- 55 kg
In pounds- 121 lbs
Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)35-24-36
Bra Size34 B
Shoe Size6 (UK)
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Blood GroupO
TattoosNot Any
FatherNot Known
MotherNot Known
Marital StatusUnmarried
Ex-Boyfriend/ Previous DatingNot Known
BoyfriendDuo rapper Choiza
Highest QualificationGraduate
SchoolChungdam Middle School
College/ UniversityNot Known
Favorite ActorHyun Bin
Favorite ActressSong Hye-kyo
Favorite FoodChinese Food
Favorite ColorBlack
Dream Holiday DestinationSwitzerland
HobbiesListening to music, singing, drawing, acting and Traveling
Net Worth$2.5 million US dollars (As of 2019)
Advertisements/ SponsorshipNot Known
Debut FilmPunch Lady (2007, as Gwak Chun-sim)
Debut TV ShowDrama City (2005)
Awards/ AchievementsSBS Drama Awards in 2012
Social ContactsInstagram

Sulli Career

In 2005, Sulli was first recognize through playing the role of young Princess Seonhwa of Silla in the SBS drama Ballad of Seodong. As a singer and songwriter she will be always remember for her album s singles Goblin, “Dayfly” a and “On The Moon”. She also had been worked in several movies Punch Lady, BABO, A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures, The Pirates, I Am and more. She played the role of Song Yoo-hwa in Real movie alongside actors Kim Soo-hyun and Sung Dong-il, in 2017.

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What is the cause of Sulli’s Death?

Sulli’s cause of death is Suicide as per Wikipedia source. Before death, Sulli was suffering from severe depression. On October 14, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m. KST, Sulli was found dead by her manager in the second floor in her house in Seongnam, south of Seoul. They found a handwritten note in her diary in which she described her feelings, but concluded that it was not a suicide note.

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On October 15, police filed for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death and confirmed that it was a suicide and also the body did not show any signs of death due to external force, so it was likely a suicide that occurred on the night of October 13 or the morning of October 14. On October 15 and 16 for fans wishing to pay tribute. On October 17, Sulli was buried at an undisclosed location.

Sulli Boyfriend/ Relationship

  • Between September 2013 and March 2017, Sulli dated Dynamic Duo rapper Choiza.

Sulli Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurment

  • In 2019, Sulli was 25 year old.
  • She had a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
  • Sulli weighs around 55 kg or 121 lbs.
  • She had brown eyes and had black hair.
  • Sulli body measurement was 35-24-36.
  • She wears a bra size of 34 B.

Sulli Born, Family and Early Life

Sulli was born on March 29, 1994 in Yangsan, South Korea. She was raised with her three brother and was the only daughter of her parents. She was third of 4 children. She joined Jungbu Elementary School in Busan and the Seoul Cheongdam Elementary School and lastly attended Chungdam Middle School.

In 2005 she moved to seoul for her early education. She got her first child role as young Princess Seonhwa of Silla in the SBS drama Ballad of Seodong as a singer. She tained under SM Entertainment.

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Suli Movie’s list

  • Punch Lady.
  • BABO.
  • A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures.
  • I Am.
  • SM Town Live in Tokyo Special Edition in 3D.
  • Real.
  • Fashion King.
  • The Pirates.
  • Drama City – The Flower Girl is Here.
  • Love Needs a Miracle.
  • Ballad of Seodong.
  • Hotel Del Luna.
  • To the Beautiful You.
  • Oh! My Lady.
  • The Night of Hate Comments.
  • Jin Ri’s Market.
  • Welcome to the Show.
  • Inkigayo

Suli Drama Series

  • To The Beautiful You – SBS / 2012 – Koo Jae-hee
  • Oh! My Lady – SBS / 2010
  • Song of the Prince – SBS / 2005-2006 – Sun-hwa (young)

Suli’s Awards

  • 2012 SBS Drama Awards | New Star Award (“To The Beautiful You”).
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Suli Net Worth

The actress and singer had the total net worth of $1 million. Her primary source of income was her singing career. Her followers nickname her “Giant Baby” because of her youthful appearance and height.

Sulli Unknown Facts

  • She was at her 25 years before her death.
  • In 2015, She left the Fx girl band.
  • She is signed under SM Entertainment.
  • She was born in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang, South Korea.
  • She completed her education from Jungbu Elementary School, Chungdam Middle School, Seoul Performing Arts High School
  • She has 2 older brothers and a younger brother.
  • Her mother is very supportive and helps her a lot.
  • Her favorite thing was perfume which she always wants in her bag.
  • She always carries her journal with her.
  • From always she wants to attend college.
  • She was a confident girl.
  • Her eyesight was not so good.
  • She was a dog lover.
  • She loved to eat ice-cream.
  • Her favorite color was pink.
  • In 2005, she was cast into SM after her drama “The Ballad of SeoDong”.
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  • In 2005, her first television appearance as the young Princess Seonhwa of Silla in SBS’s “The Ballad of Seodong”.
  • She was aquaphobic.
  • She was also scared of birds.
  • SM Entertainment officially announced f(x) will continue on as 4 members with Sulli leaving the group, in the year August 2015.
  • Sulli renewed her contract with SM Entertainment, on November 24, 2017.
  • Sulli is now the CEO of her own pop-up store through SM Entertainment.
  • She also loves dancing, singing and acting a lot.
  • In October 2018, Sulli revealed that she had struggled with panic disorder and social phobia since she was young.
  • Brfore death, Sulli was suffering from severe depression.
  • Between September 2013 and March 2017, Sulli dated Dynamic Duo rapper Choiza.
  • Her stage name was changed from Choi Jin-ri; which means “the truth” in Korean.
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  • Sulli was also the inspiration for IU’s song “Peach”.
  • In 2013, Sulli and group mate Krystal Jung became the new faces of the makeup brand, Etude House.
  • In 2017, Sulli starred in a leading role in the 2017 film Real with Kim Soo-hyun.
  • In 2019, Sulli joined the JTBC2 variety program The Night of Hate Comments, which discussed celebrity’s reactions to hateful comments, malicious rumors and cyberbullying they had encountered online.
  • Sulli on the first episode of ‘The Night of Hate Comments’, in 2019 quoted: “When I first posted pictures of me braless, there were so many different reactions. I could have been frightened and hide, but I didn’t. I wanted people’s prejudices to disappear”.


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