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Amber Liu cancels upcoming activities after death of former f(x) bandmate Sulli


Amber Liu has suspended all upcoming activities following the death of former bandmate Sulli.

Former f(x) star Sulli has died aged 25, having been found dead by her manager at her home in Sujeong-gu, Seongnam in the Gyeonggi province of South Korea.

In the wake of the tragedy, Amber – who debuted with f(x) alongside Sulli in 2009 – has spoken out.

The 27-year-old wrote on her Instagram story: ‘Due to recent events I’ll be putting on hold my upcoming activities. Sorry everyone.

‘Thank you for your thoughts.’

Amber left SM Entertainment this year and is focusing on her solo career; however, she remains a part of f(x) alongside bandmates Victoria, Luna and Krystal.

Sulli’s other former bandmates are yet to speak out, although their Instagram accounts have been inundated with supportive comments from fans.

Sulli was found dead at 3.20pm after her manager went to her house when he couldn’t contact her.

The singer, real name Choi Jin-ri, suspended her K-pop career in 2014 after struggling with receiving abuse online.

Sulli debuted as a member of the girl band f(x) alongside bandmates Victoria, Amber, Luna and Krystal in September 2009 with the single La Cha Ta.

The Busan-born star had success with the girlband with songs including Pinocchio (Danger), Electric Shock and Hot Summer, but on 24 July 2014, it was announced Sulli would be taking a hiatus from the group.

However, in August 2015, it was confirmed Sulli had officially withdrawn from f(x).

Just four months ago, Sulli made her solo debut with Goblin, Sailor Moon and Dorothy on the single album Goblin, and had a special stage at SM Town Theatre in Seoul on 29 June.

She also featured on Dean’s track Dayfly in 2018.

While she took a step back from music, Sulli continued to act while in f(x) and after quitting the band, appearing in the films The Pirates, Fashion King and Real and the TV dramas To The Beautiful You and Hotel Del Luna.

Sulli won the Best New Star award at the SBS Drama Awards in 2012 for her role as Goo Jae-hee in To The Beautiful You.

Sulli previously opened up about her panic disorder and social phobia, saying in a teaser for her reality show Jinri Store last year: ‘Social phobia, panic disorder…. I’ve had panic disorder ever since I was young.

‘There were times when close people… Some of my closest friends have left me. People hurt me, so everything fell apart. I didn’t feel like I had anyone on my side or anyone who could understand me. So that’s why I completely fell apart.’

Sulli’s cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

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