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K-Pop Trainee & 'Kara Project' Contestant Ahn So Jin Dead at 22

Ahn So Jin
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Ahn So Jin

Prominent K-pop hopeful and reality-show contest Ahn So Jin died on Feb. 24. The singer was found unconscious near her apartment garden in South Korea's Daedeok District -- reportedly from jumping to her death from the 10th floor, though the death has not been confirmed a suicide. She died after being transported to a nearby hospital. So Jin was 22.

The global K-pop community showed their condolences on social media by sending #RIPSojin to No. 1 on Twitter's worldwide trends. Some messages included heartbreaking Kara Project screen captures of So Jin talking about her dreams to one day debut as a K-pop star.

Additional reporting by Jessica Oak.