Ex-Pop Star Tries to Follow Girlfriend into Suicide

      May 24, 2013 13:19

      Son Ho-young cries at the funeral of his girlfriend in Seoul on Thursday. /News 1

      Former pop star Son Ho-young attempted suicide in his car at a parking lot in Yongsan, Seoul on Friday morning. He has been taken to hospital and is not in critical condition.

      Son's act of desperation follows the suicide on Tuesday by a woman he was in a relationship with.

      According to police, Son lit charcoal briquettes to kill himself with the carbon dioxide fumes, but the car caught fire and he got out. A passerby found him and called the police.

      Firefighters completely extinguished the blaze in four minutes and the car has been taken to Yongsan Police Station.

      On Tuesday, the young woman who had been dating Son killed herself in another car he owns, also using a charcoal briquette and sleeping pills. In a suicide note she blamed debts.

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