K-pop Star Sulli's Autopsy Reveals No Foul Play or Drug Use, Police Confirm

The autopsy results for the death of Sulli, the 25-year-old K-pop singer who was found dead in her home earlier this year, revealed no foul play or drug consumption, police confirmed this week.

Seoul's Gyeonggi Sungnam District Police Office said in a statement that the late singer's death took place "Within a few hours of midnight before the case was reported the following morning," Allkpop reports.

All toxicology reports were also reported to have come back clean, Kpop Starz reports. The case is expected to draw to a close after the results of the autopsy have been filed.

Sulli, who's real name is Choi Jin-ri, was found dead at her residence on October 14 at around 3:21 p.m. (local time) by her agent who visited her following concerns that he couldn't reach her after their last phone conversation the evening before.

Police suspected that the singer may have died by suicide. "Choi seemed to have lived alone in the house. It seems that she took her own life," a police official said at the time.

Sulli was reportedly a victim of cyberbullying and previously spoke openly about the physical and mental ailments she suffered after malicious comments and rumors circulated about her online.

In July 2014, she took a career break after suffering from "stress-related stomach pains," which her management company SM Entertainment tied to rumors about her being shared online.

Shortly after her death, Korean authorities were reported to be newly committed to "the eradication and prevention of cyber terror and malicious comments that defame and tarnish the reputation of pop culture artists."

The Korea Entertainment Management Association (CEMA) announced its "plan to prevent pop culture artists from being hurt" in a statement in October, according to Soompi.

The organization vowed it "will no longer stand by as cyber terror in the form of malicious comments go well beyond what people can accept as public figures and begin to trample people's dignity and hurt their friends and loved ones."

South Korean members of parliament were also reported to be open to forming a committee to discuss the need for new, tougher regulations to combat online bullying, according to The Straits Times.

Sulli, a former member of K-pop girl group f(x), was born in Busan, South Korea, and first became popular in South Korea as an actress in the television drama Ballad of Seodong.

Her recent death was followed by the passing of another young K-pop star, 28-year-old Goo Hara, who was found dead at her home in the Cheongdam neighborhood of Seoul last month. Police released a statement confirming "there are no suspicions of crime" and that a note handwritten by Hara was found in her living room. The contents of the note have not been revealed.

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The late K-pop star Sulli attends the photocall for FENDI on September 03, 2019. Getty Images
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