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DSP Media trainee and Baby Kara member Sojin passes away from apparent suicide

By serendipity   Wednesday, February 25, 2015   635,463   34,149   0



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It has come to light that DSP Media's trainee and member of Baby Kara, Sojin, has passed away.

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According to reports, Sojin had been found dead in a garden at an apartment complex on the afternoon of the 24th. Although she was rushed to the hospital as soon as she was discovered, she did not make it. The police are currently looking into the case as a suicide, suspecting that she may have jumped off the 10th floor of the apartment. It is also said that she had been suffering from depression. However, they are currently investigating the matter to figure out the exact cause.

DSP Media told the press, "We suddenly heard of this unfortunate news today. It is so unfortunate. We will do everything we can to help her family."

Sojin was introduced as one of the KARA-hopefuls in the 'KARA Project'. After the completion of the show, she had returned back home to Daegu and had been spending her time there.

May she rest in peace. Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy.


[Update] - DSP Media has also revealed that Sojin was not one of the members of their upcoming girl group April, and that she and the agency dissolved their contract about a month ago.

[Update 2] - The police have concluded the case as suicide. One rep from the Daeduk police station stated, "We have concluded it to be suicide and we will be wrapping up the case. We did not find any traces of evidence that would suggest that it was something other than suicide. The family of the deceased are having a very difficult time, they want to send her off peacefully so there will not be any autopsy." It has been revealed that her wake was set up yesterday for a day and that Sojin's family have decided on cremation.

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Soulbrother Saturday, December 26, 2015

That's so sad, I had her as the new Nicole ;in Kara as she reminded me of her... RIP :(

charmeliza Friday, December 25, 2015

Suicide is the last resort for those people who feel depressed!when you dig and look at the bigger picture its very complicated to understand! But when you tend to understand them its very heart wrenching! Its like a disease its a forever disease actually so it needs to be attended well coz they're like unpredictable! Even functional people who have depression still come to this resort,Suicide!

crzy4funn Friday, December 25, 2015

wasn't there another member of baby kara who committed suicide like right after that audition show? ;maybe this is just coincidence, but dsp... ;or perhaps sojin saw what her friend did and that made suicide more of an option. ;either way, rest in peace

Soulbrother Saturday, December 26, 2015

This is an old story it seems. happened in February, ALLKPOP is getting sickening to readd a story like this for more hits/likes........ SICK :(

mango_91 Friday, December 25, 2015

I smell something fishy because she had a bright carrier right in front of her.. so hard to believe she just passed away, ugh! I hope justice will be done for this poor girl or whatever reasons that took her life.. R.I.P Sojin! :´( I hate to say that because of the thought of someone just passed away is too hard to realize. ;

dc222a Friday, December 25, 2015

When will Korea do something about the horrific number of suicides in the country? There doesn't seem to be any resources for people to get help and the culture appears to be afraid to talk about dealing with the issue. ; It is incredibly troubling.

jono_marsh Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wow, I am only reading this now and I am extremely taken aback by this.

She was my favourite in Baby Kara, and when she wasn't chosen I assumed that she would easily find another role in a group or as a solo artist.

I can't believe that someone with so much potential would end up doing this. I suppose the depression is understandable, from having to work so hard at everything only to lose out on the contract.

She will be truly missed.

sarang_chan Monday, March 30, 2015

This is really sad. RIP Sojin! I hope she didn't do it because of not winning a spot in KARA. I also heard that the company ended her contract due to her age...If those are the reasons for her depression then that's so sad because she could have tried out for another company.. I know it's tough but...

also, a small correction to the article, all this happened in Daejeon....not Daegu.

2HOTVip Friday, February 27, 2015

This is awful situation that only proves that companies should take better care of their trainees. There are companies that have over 100 trainees in their system that are not paid, have no healthcare, limited education etc etc so that a lucky 5 can debut in an even tougher arena. ;

I believe the South Korea government should enforce a law for the Entertainment companies to treat trainees as at least part-time employee because he a way they are representing and working for those companies. ;

James_Dooney Sunday, March 1, 2015

I agree here. It starts young and gets fickle as the kids grow. One of my old students from Ulsan was/is a trainee for one of the big companies and she said it was gruelling - at age 12. There needs to be better structures in place to help not only prepare the kids for the business, but also to help prep them for the realities of life outside it should the bubble burst at anytime. Korea simply does not have any structures in place to deal with these things in its entertainment industries. Lets hope things change soon.

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