Another well-known South Korean performer has passed away.
Actor Cha In-Ha was found dead on Tuesday, Variety reports. He was a member of the South Korean acting collective Surprise U, and appeared in K-Dramas like Love With Flaws, The Banker, and Miss Independent Ji Eun 2.
The cause of the 27-year-old’s death has not yet been revealed. In-Ha’s management agency released a statement following his passing: “We earnestly ask for rumors to not be spread and for speculative reports to not be released in order for his family, who is experiencing greater sadness more than anyone due to the sudden sad news, to send him away peacefully. As wished by his family, the funeral will be held privately.”
This is the third death of a high-profile South Korean in the entertainment and music industries in the last three months. Last month, 28-year-old K-pop singer and actress Goo Hara was found dead in her home in Seoul, reportedly from suicide—and in October, singer and former f(x) member Sulli died by alleged suicide at 25-years-old. The two women—who were close friends—were experiencing fierce cyber-bullying related to past romantic relationships.
Cha In-Ha’s latest film, the drama Love With Flaws released on Nov. 27.