9, South Korean actors suicide
Choi Jin-Sil, "The Nation's Actress" of South Korea, committed suicide at the age of 39 by hanging herself while under extreme mental stress on October 2, 2008. Debuting in show business in 1988, Choi became popular among Chinese audiences for her role in "Wish upon A Star" in 1997. Her death is a huge blow and shock to the South Korean showbiz industry and the rest of the world. In response to her suicide, the South Korean government has begun a legal push to regulate Internet postings. Choi is not the only one who committed suicide, U-Nee, Turtleman, Monday Kiz Kim Min Soo, Lee Eon and M. Street Lee Seo Hyun all joined the list of death due to various personal problems and financial pressures.