Oh, you guys, this is so sad. I just noticed that my search traffic for the South Korean supermodel Daul Kim was way up, so I googled her name and found out that she died. Some of you may have already heard about this, but I was off the Internet for a while today, so I missed the news. She hung herself and was found by a friend in her luxury flat in Paris, according to police. Daul had left a series of messages on her website (iliketoforkmyself.blogspot.com) saying she was “lonely” and “depressed”. She was only 20 years old.
Back on October 30, Daul sounded upbeat on her site saying, “I left Seoul and I’m in Paris–I’m happy!” Being in Seoul had made her “mad, depressed and overworked,” she said. The following day she wrote: “No more running away from something or someone or myself.” But her thoughts had apparently changed by November 5, when she wrote: “I already accepted that I relate to nothing. The more I gain the more lonely it is… I know I’m like a ghost.”
And in a final comment on November 18, Daul posted an entry entitled “Say hi to forever” accompanied by a video of the song I Go Deep by British singer Jim Rivers.
I loved Daul’s work as a modeling, art and writing–she had such a unique, beautiful view on the world. What a loss.