Unfortunately there’s more tragic news for the cast of Glee. The Fox hit’s former cast member, Filipino singer Charice Pempengco, has attempted suicide. This announcement comes after the tragic death of Cory Monteith, who died of a mixed toxicity overdose back in July.
The famous singer, who is popular in the Philippines, started her career on YouTube and on shows like Oprah. Charice’s fame skyrocketed when she came to America to guest star on the hit show Glee. At the time the singer was a rival for Rachel Berry as the peppy character Sunshine Corazon.
Eventually Pempengco, 21, was written out of Glee and returned to the Philippines. The singer’s grandmother, Teresita Relucio, spoke to RadarOnline about the singer’s issues which lead to her attempted suicide. According to Relucio, Charice attempted suicide by cutting her own wrists. Her grandmother believes that the singer committed suicide due to financial problems.
However this isn’t the only problem as Charice has suffered from cyber bullying for years. It seems as though the bullying escalated when the singer decided to chop her hair off and came out as a lesbian in a video to her fans earlier this year. At the time Charice said:
“I just wanna say thank you, personally to all the people supporting me, to all the people who are still there for me. Honestly, I’m very, very happy. I can’t explain how happy I am right now hearing all [these] positive things.”
Two years before she came out of the closet, Charice identified herself as a victim of cyber bullying. The singer had faced criticism in the past and cyber bullies took to Twitter and Facebook to throw disparaging marks around.
A representative named Christopher Co spoke about how Charice’s bullying and how it only got worse after her father was killed.
“Pempengco is just one of the many victims of these faceless cyber bullies who can hurt and destroy people through their negative messages.”
Hopefully Charice will seek the guidance that she needs.