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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Saddest/Most Shocking Stories of 2017

12. Super Junior's Siwon and his family apologize for their dog, who bit and caused the death of a neighbor
Super Junior's Siwon returned safely from his military service in August of 2017, but had to take a break from his promotions just around Super Junior's comeback time frame due to the unfortunate accident involving his family's dog. Read here.
11. Starship Entertainment confirms SISTAR is disbanding + letters from members
It's still hard to believe that one of the sexiest K-Pop girl groups of all time is no longer around. Read here.
10. Kim Woo Bin diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer
Sometimes, K-Pop and K-Drama celebrities can seem like invincible, other-worldly figures to the eyes of fans who love and look up to them for strength. But Kim Woo Bin's sudden cancer diagnosis reminded us that celebrities are in fact, human too. Read here.
9. Trainee Han Seo Hee from Big Bang T.O.P's marijuana case to debut in a girl group?
Han Seo Hee, a girl group trainee who was revealed to have been involved in Big Bang member T.O.P's marijuana case, caused numerous controversies in 2017. In the process, she may have lost her chance of a normal career in the entertainment industry for good, as well. Read here.
8. Kai and Krystal reported to have broken up
Kai and Krystal's dating news was a dream come true for many K-Pop fans, so their breakup news after approximately a year of dating caused some grief on our part, even if it isn't any of our business. Read here.
7. Dispatch breaks down details of SHINee Onew's sexual harassment incident
Due to the unfortunate harassment case, fans have not been able to see Onew on screens for quite a long time. Read here.
6. Big Bang's T.O.P found unconscious & moved to ICU
Big Bang rapper T.O.P's Marijuana charges shocked the public and fans alike. The charges were a disappointment to many who love and listen to Big Bang's music, and the pressure from those voices of disappointment also gave fans a big scare when T.O.P overdosed on drugs. Read here.
5. Model Lee Ui Soo passes away
It started to seem like South Korea's attempts to lower suicide rates was yielding good results. But the battle against suicide continues, anywhere and any time. Once again, we send our condolences to model Lee Ui Soo's family. Read here.
4. 3 members of Girls' Generation decide not to renew their contracts with SM Entertainment
Tiffany, Sooyoung, and Seohyun's decisions to further their careers under new agencies gave fans a very real fright. But thankfully, this does not mean the end of Girls' Generation for good. Read here.
3. [Warning: Graphic Content] Iron's past girlfriend's identity exposed with shocking photos + current boyfriend speaks up
Rapper Iron's assault report was truly one of the most shocking and frightful cases of 2017. Read here.
2. Kim Joo Hyuk dies from car accident, minutes from home
We will always miss our 'Goo Taeng' hyung, a person who set aside his pride and embarrassment to bring smiles to his friends, co-workers, and viewers. Read here.
1. SHINee's Jonghyun found dead
News that not only broke everyone's spirits in 2017, but news that will be remembered as one of the most tragic news reports in the history of K-Pop. Jonghyun will also always remain in our memories as a K-Pop legend. Read here.

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