Chae Dongha Profile & Facts
Chae Dongha (채동하) was a South Korean singer and musical actor who debuted as a singer on November 19, 2002 with the album Nature.
Stage Name: Chae Dongha (채동하)
Birth Name: Choi Do-sik (최도식)
Birthday: June 23, 1981
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 68 kg (150 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Chae Dongha Facts:
— He was born in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
— He was an only child.
— His parents divorced when he was young.
— At the age of six, he suffered from VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect), for which he required surgery.
— Education: Balsan Elementary School, Hwasan Middle School, Myungduk High School, Seoul Institute of the Arts, Kyunghee Cyber University
— He was a Protestant.
— He was the leader of the group SG Wannabe. They debuted in 2004 but he left on May 8, 2008
— He was also a member of 옴므듀엣 (Homme) in 2011.
— He continued his solo career even after leaving SG Wannabe.
— In 2005, he won the Singer of the Year prize at the KBS Music Awards.
— That same year, he won the Bonsang at the Gayo Daejeon (end-of-year award).
— He took part in several TV and radio shows.
— In 2008, he made an appearance in the MV for Kim Jongwook‘s 그대만이.
— He was under G Family Entertainment (2000-03), GM Company (2003-08), Polaris Entertainment (2008-09) and WS Entertainment (2009-11).
— On May 26, 2011, he was found dead in Bulgwang-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul. It was discovered that he passed away by suicide. Some alleged reasons for his choice could’ve been severe depression.
— May 27, 2011, the day after his passing, was supposed to be the day for his concert in Tokyo, Japan. Rehearsal for the concert went on as planned although they couldn’t reach him out. The news broke out to fans only at a later stage.
— SG Wannabe’s single 사랑법, which was released in September 2011, was a tribute to him.
Chae Dongha Musicals:
Footloose | October 2007
안녕, 프란체스카 (Hello, Franceska) | September 2008
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