[Cloud USA] Rain held a moment of silence for a fallen comrade.

“Park Yong-Ha was the best actor and musician. I think it’s a pity that his death took place because his job was the same as mine.  May he rest in [peace] on this side of the grave.”

Asian source Money Today’s Star News quotes Rain as making this statement at the opening of his ZEPP Nagoya Hall show today. It is said that he was holding back tears as he asked the more than 1500 fans in attendance to join him in a moment of silence for the late 32-year-old actor, who allegedly committed suicide this week.

(Thanks to rain bird @rain-eu. for this information)

How utterly, utterly sad.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Yong-Ha’s ailing father, stricken family and friends.  We loved his work, were anticipating his newest projects, and will miss him terribly.

[*ETA: It has come to our attention that all reports are in and the Gangnam Police have now officially ruled Yong-Ha’s death a suicide.  He hung himself with his camcorder charger cord attached to his bedpost at around 3 or 4 am on June 30, and was found by his mother at around 5:30 am.  We apologize if this information is upsetting.  But suicide is upsetting, and raw, and visceral.  We shouldn’t look away.  We should confront the horrors of it head on.]

— Stephe ^@@^

~ by Cloud USA on July 1, 2010.

8 Responses to “[Cloud USA] Rain held a moment of silence for a fallen comrade.”

  1. @ gerlie0064,

    I concur with your sentiments……I am new to the Korean entertainment industry because of Rain, but I have read quotes where he has expressed loneliness. I do hope that he does remain steadfast and strong as you have stated. I also hope he will definitely talk to ANYONE who will listen when he is feeling weak. Suicide is an extremely sad and selfish way to end one’s life. Selfish because you leave the ones who love you with so many unanswered questions. I offer my condolences to the family of Park Yong Ha, although I did not know him or of his work, I do know the pain of losing a loved one, as I have lost a cherished parent recently. RAIN Stay Strong Love!!


    • Yes, BiAlamode,

      Life can get a little lonely for us all sometimes, but the life of an entertainer, especially a mega-star, can be extremely stressful and very isolating. So, I do hope that Rain is taking care of himself. He is a very strong person, so I have a lot of faith that he is doing all the right things.

      A few years ago, my job as a freelance writer required me to travel frequently. Sometimes I was in a different city every week. Hotel rooms are lonely. Hotel bars/restaurants are boring. And when you are surrounded by strangers in a strange city, it can be pretty overwhelming.

      That’s one of the reasons stars (if they are big enough) surround themselves with people they know and trust. It makes the life a little easier on them.

      You don’t know how many times I was on the road and wishing I was making enough money to bring along family and friends with me. Sometimes I was lucky enough to be able to do that and my family would travel with me, but most of the time, it was just me. And so I learned to keep myself very very BUSY with work. Well, gosh. Does that sound familiar or what? Lol.

      As for suicide, my mantra is suicide is NEVER the answer. EVER. One of the hardest things I’ve EVER had to do in my life was console my son after one of his friends killed himself a few years ago. It was unbearable–a tragedy he will NEVER get over.

      If anyone out there is sad, or lonely, or depressed, please talk to someone. And if you have no one you can talk to, please consider this an invitation to talk to ME or Stephe, or someone you feel comfortable with here on Cloud USA. Because trust me, you are NEVER as alone as you think you are. I can guarantee you that someone somewhere has gone through what you are going through and has survived it and gone on to triumph. And YOU can TOO.

      Terri :-}


  2. This is just so sad,I’ve preyed for him and his family and hope this does not happen to anyone else,They’re needs to be someone for them to confide in,this just hurts my heart.:(


  3. me too i could belive he can do this ???
    to my honor for your who have sharing such a ENTERTAINMENT , singer, actor and concert too that amazing your korean fans and thank for alway put them inportant who are so sweet nice and loverly that i am hurt breaking to hear this news the stress pain may goes away and i hope next life well be more happiness ands life more longer i know alot already shering their tear i see your grilfirend she very hurt so much and most of artis as well.
    they never forget who u r Park yong Ha.
    i know rain he even have a touch with Park Yong Ha too they are such a good Friend of rain also who been CF Lotte Duty together too i am so sorry to hear this new that was expect from him but his soul well reminding to many life of his fan i so touch with who very have such a thoughtful of him and even request of the silence of the moment for his decease of his death i am so hurt and breathing out how this happen who r so young and decided too leave everything behind his mother girlfriend ect… they well tearing out the fact i also know some artis like S501 ect…
    they are attened his funeral on 2th too this very so sad that he are such a sweet person that i ever see. and thank you rain for these decease& mounced of his death he well be REST & Piece 😦


  4. I am sorry that his family lost someone dear to them. Rain your have to be even stronger now. So just rember who and why you are are doing this for so, keep your head up and if you are felling down or made talk to someone you can trust about your fellings ok.


  5. I can’t believe he is gone. He was facing financial difficulties as well as the impending death of his father. So sad for him and his family.


  6. this is just too sad, someone needs to have a place for them to come to and talk about their troubles in a confidential way, it’s obvious something is going on and no one is paying attention, how many more deaths until something is done???…. 😦


  7. RIP Park Yong Ha!

    I just couldn’t believe that he’s no longer with us! He was an excellent actor and frankly, I did shed a tear or two for him, which is rather rare (for me)!!

    I sincerely hope that the Korean government seriously look into this ‘suicidal epidemic’ which currently plagues the entertainment industry else….

    Really pray that Rain will get over this and that he’ll remain steadfastly strong mentally and emotionally to continue his journey to the pinnacle of further success..


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