On December 3, rookie actor and SURPRISE U member Cha In Ha was found dead. The reason behind Cha's death is unknown and investigation of the same is now in progress.
On the same day, following the reports of the actor's passing, Fantagio, Cha In Ha's agency confirmed the tragic news.
The statement added: "We are truly heartbroken to deliver sad news to everyone who has sent lots of love and support to Cha In Ha until now".
As such, we ask everyone to refrain from spreading rumors and releasing speculative reports, in order for his family, who is now feeling great sorrow because of this sudden news, to mourn and send him off peacefully.
Stars of the K-pop industry experience meteoric rises to fame, but also extreme pressures and harsh criticism from their own fans on social media.
'As wished by his household, the funeral will likely be held privately. We express deep grief for his death. He went on to star in web drama Miss Independent Jieun 2 as well as TV shows Degree of Love and The Banker.
She had just completed a tour of Japan with solo material including song Midnight Queen.
Ha is the third K-pop star to be found dead in the last three months.
Cha In Ha's death comes at a hard time for the Korean entertainment industry, following the deaths of K-pop stars Sulli and Goo Hara in the past two months.
The singing superstar, real name Choi Jin-ri, was a former child actress who became famous after joining girl group f (x) aged 14.