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Korean pop star Park Yong Ha commits suicide?

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Park Yong-Ha, a South Korean actor and singer was found dead at his home in Seoul Wednesday in an apparent suicide, police said.

Park Yong-Ha, 33, was discovered in his room by his mother after seemingly hanged himself with an electrical cord, KBS TV said.

Police said it is an apparent suicide but refused to comment on whether Park had left any note.

Park’s last moments Tuesday night was with his father, who is suffering from cancer, KBS said.

Reportedly, he massaged his father for a long while before uttering the words: “I’m sorry. I’m sorry.”

Park achieved fame through the 2002 hit TV drama series “Winter Sonata” and lured fans in Japan and other Asian countries. He also made albums as a singer.

He had been selected for the leading role in a Korean television drama, a remake of the popular 1996 Hong Kong film, “Comrades, Almost a Love Story”. Shooting was set to begin in July.

If the suicide issue is confirmed, Park would be added to the number of entertainers to kill themselves. They include top movie actress Lee Eun-Joo who committed suicide in 2005 and Choi Jin-Sil who died in 2008.

Based on reports, suicide is the highest cause of death among those in their twenties and thirties in South Korea, which in 2007 had the highest suicide rate among members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The health ministry says 23.9 in every 100,000 South Koreans committed suicide in 2007, compared with 19.4 in Japan, 16.7 in Finland, 14.2 in France and 14.0 in Switzerland.

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