South Korean model/actor KIM JI-WHO has been found dead in an apparent suicide - becoming the country's fourth star to take his own life in just one month.
The 23-year-old's body was discovered by police at his home in Jamsil, southern Seoul on Monday (06Oct08).
According to reports, Kim had become depressed after suffering a backlash when he recently 'came out' and admitted he was gay.
Many of his TV appearances were subsequently cancelled and he received a number of hate messages on his website.
Officers from the local Songpa Police Station found a note at the scene saying, "I'm lonely and in a difficult situation. Please cremate my body."
A police statement reads: "Given the note and testimony from his family members, we believe he apparently committed suicide."
Kim's death comes just days after actress Choi Jin-Sil died in a suspected suicide. Her body was found last Thursday (02Oct08).
Fellow entertainers Jang Chae-won and Ahn Jae-hwan have also died in recent weeks.