It's a sad, crushing reality: what debuts must eventually disband.

These past few months, especially, have seen some of our favorite K-pop troupes calling it quits after contract renewals gone awry and solo dreams being pursued in favor of group glory. From 2NE1 saying "Goodbye" to 4minute signing off to, most recently, the Wonder Girls singing their swan song in February of 2017, some of the leading idols of the South Korean pop scene are, sadly, no more.

Scroll through the gallery above to see which troupes called it quits in recent years.