Earlier today it was reported that actress and AfreecaTV broadcasting jockey Kang Doo Ri had passed away due to a car accident. However, a police investigation revealed that her cause of death was actually suicide.
The Incheon Samsan Police Station revealed that the actress had been found dead in Bupyeong-dong, Incheon on December 14 around 4 p.m. KST. After investigating the cause of her death, they found out that before Kang Doo Ri was found she had sent a message to a friend suggesting that she was going to take her life.
Reports concluded that there were no signs of a break-in or foul play. Police found coal briquettes as part of evidence that she ended her own life.
In order to get some clear answers, news outlets called the police station. However, a representative stated, “The chief of crime is currently absent so I cannot give further details.”
Likewise, the hospital was unable to give clear answers. An employee from the hospital commented, “We cannot give a precise cause of death. We only gave a consultation [for the funeral]. The funeral is on December 16.”
Kang Doo Ri debuted in the 2010 drama “Three Brothers” and recently appeared on “Sassy Go Go.” She was also popular as a broadcasting jockey and she did mukbangs (eating broadcasts) and played games on her channel.
On December 11, three days before she passed away, she wrote, “I’m having a hard time these days because I’m experiencing a lot of bad personal problems. It was getting better after finishing the drama and doing broadcasts. But the situation became bad and didn’t go as planned so I couldn’t do anything. I’m really sorry and I apologize. However, I am thinking of getting ready to return to everyone after becoming calm. So I’m trying to stand up once again. See you next week.”
We wish our deepest condolences to Kang Doo Ri’s friends and family.
Please rest in peace.