This week we confirmed that Daul Kim was found dead in her apartment in Paris earlier this week. The 20-year-old (who had walked and starred in campaigns for the likes of Chanel, Dries Van Noten, Maison Martin Margiela and most recently Christopher Kane for Topshop, to name but a few) was found by her yet-to-be-named boyfriend, hanged in her apartment. Police are investigating, but they have said her death appears to have been a suicide.
Despite a busy work schedule, it seems that everything wasn't what it seemed behind closed doors for the quirky 5'10" model, painter and aspiring video filmmaker (she had exhibited a show of her artwork in Seoul). Last month she decided it was time to leave her hometown, having said it made her "mad, depressed and over worked". She relocated from Seoul to Paris and it seemed life was looking up for Kim, who posted on her blog: "I've left Seoul and I'm in Paris - I'm happy!"
This happiness, however, was short-lived by the first week of November, her posts soon took on a darker tone, "I already accept that I relate to nothing. The more I gain, the more lonely it is...I know I'm like a ghost." By her last and final post entitled "Say hi to forever", she attached the video of the song 'I go deep', by British artist Jim Rivers.
She truly will be missed.