I’m really glad the family and/or SM decided to make Sulli‘s funeral and altar private. It was so hard to watch last year all the SM artists crying their eyes out at Jonghyun‘s funeral. Sulli passed away at the start of the week and this Thursday October 17th she was laid to rest. She was just 25 years old but was active in the entertainment industry for over a decade, starting out as a child actress in sageuk Seodongyeo, coincidentally my first ever K-drama watched, and leaves behind one full drama as the female lead in To the Beautiful You.
She was most famous for being a member of f(x) and later on for leaving the group, dating much older Choiza, not liking to wear bras, posting a lot on her SNS, wanting to share her life but garnering more criticism because her choices in life were unorthodox and in relatively homogeneous South Korea absolutely an outlier. Nothing she did would warrant all the verbal abuse hurled at her, and in the end she probably would be alive if she was not a famous person and lived the life she did in outside the public eye, as we normal folks have the luxury of doing. After watching Hotel Del Luna, I hope she is moved on to a better place and not hurting anymore.