Last Sunday, 01/21, pop singer U;Nee (25) committed suicide in her room. The news of her death shocked the nation and her family, friends and fans all over the world.
In her music videos, photos and television appearances, she always appeared bright and happy, but what she hid from others was her depression and deep loneliness.
What makes her death even more unexpected was her recent plans to release a 3rd album.
The news of U;Nee’s death brings back to mind another entertainer, actress Lee Eun-joo, who also suddenly took her own life in 2005.
U;Nee’s depression and subsequent death has brought about renewed criticism of the internet, where rumors and harsh trash-talking of entertainers have reached epic proportions. U;Nee was deeply affected by all the negative comments left by “anti-fans,” who even disparaged the singer on her cyworld homepage. It is this pain and the pressure to produce a hit record that is said to have added to U;Nee’s decision to take her own life.
Her death has shocked the nation and other entertainers who had known U;Nee attended her funeral, all shaken by her unexpected death and hoping she’s now at peace.