Notable Korean Suicides
Unfortunately, Korea can be a very stressful place to live. Academic and financial pressures can often be incredibly overwhelming and these pressures tragically claim a fair share of victims.
For a few years now the Korean suicide rate has been among the highest in the world. Even the former president committed suicide. Suicide is the ultimate form of despairing escape for people who cannot cope, or have been shamed. It is the top cause of death for teenagers in Korea and is also common among older people who think they are a burden on their children.
Beyond the country’s generally high incidence of suicide, I believe what specifically sets Korea apart is the prevalence of suicide among entertainers and people of authority who have been shamed.
Here are some notable Korean suicides:
2005 February- Eun Ju Lee(이은주) Actress
2007 February – Da Bin Jeong (정다빈) Actress
2007 January – U:Ni(유니) Female Singer
2008 September – Jae Hwan An(안재환) Actor
2008 October- Jin Sil Choi (최진실) Actress
2008 October – Ji Hoon Kim (김지후) TV Personality
2009 December – Daul Kim (김다울) Fashion Model
2009 May –Former President Roh (노무현)
2009 March – Ja Yeon Jeong(장자연) Actress
2010 June – Yong Ha Park (박용하) Actor / Singer
2011 May – Dong Hwa Chae(채동화) Singer
2011 May – Gi Won Yoon(윤기원) Soccer Player
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