Korean Singer Park Bo Ram Dies at Age 30 During a Private Drinking Session With Friends

South Korean singer-actress Park Bo Ram passed away on 11 April at the age of 30.

Images: Instagram (@ramramram2)

The singer was at a friend’s house last night enjoying drinks with two friends.

At around 9:55pm, Park went to the restroom and did not return.

Concerned about her prolonged absence, one of her friends went to check on her and found the star slouched over the sink, unconscious.

The friends immediately called 119 and attempted to perform CPR on the singer.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene and quickly transported Park to Hanyang University Guri Hospital.

There, she was pronounced dead at 11:17pm.

The police have requested an autopsy with the National Forensic Service to further investigate the cause of death.

Park’s agency, XANADU Entertainment, has confirmed Park’s death.

The agency said in a statement that the singer died suddenly on 11 April and asked the public to refrain from speculating about what had happened as the cause of her death is still being investigated.

Before Park passed away, she had reportedly been working on a new album after releasing two new songs earlier this year.

This year would have marked her 10th year in the music industry after her official music debut in 2014.

The album Park was working on was to celebrate her 10th anniversary.

About Park

Image: Instagram (@ramramram2)

In 2010, 17-year-old Park Bo Ram took part in the singing competition series SuperStar K2 and finished in eighth place.

After training for four years, she debuted in August 2014 with the song Beautiful featuring popular rapper ZICO.

Park is known for singing many soundtracks for K-dramas. Some of her hits include:

  • Hyehwadong (or Sangmundong) for famous K-drama Reply 1988;
  • Please say something, even though it is a lie for K-drama W; and
  • Like A Dream for K-drama Prison Playbook.

She has collaborated with number of artists in Korea such as singer-songwriter Eric Nam, boy band member Park Kyung, and more.

This year, she released two new songs titled I miss you and I hope.

Fans Are Mourning Her

After news of Park’s death broke, fans everywhere began expressing grief.

“Listening to Reply 1988 OST won’t be the same anymore”, one fan says.

“Rest in peace Park BoRam”, another fan says.

“Reply 1988 OST was wonderful because (of) your warm voice”.