Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Koreanpopobit: U-nee

U-neeKorean actress and pop singer U-nee has been found hanged, in what is believed to have been a suicide.

Originally making a name for herself as an actress in Korean TV's Grown Ups Just Don't Understand, U-nee (born Lee Hye-ryeon) had started making the shift to pop in 2003. She had been scheduled to release her third album, Honey, on February 1st.

Korea's Daily Chosun reports that U-nee had been upset by malicious internet postings "for some time" - something which continued following the announcement of her death. Several Korean websites carried postings from users celebrating her demise.

U-nee's body was found hanging from a doorframe by her grandmother.