Singer Jong Hyun dies
Posted December 19, 2017, 12:01 pm at 12:01
The local police of South Korea say the lead singer of a popular South Korean boy band “SHINee” had died probably due to a possible suicide. The police say Kim Jong-Hyun, a 27-year-old, who is better known by his stage name Jonghyun, was found unconscious at a residence hotel in Seoul on Monday and was pronounced dead later at a nearby hospital. The police were alerted by the authorities at 4:42 pm by the singer’s sister that he may be trying to take his own life.
He was one of South Korea’s most famous singers. His death prompted an outpour of grief on social media by fans of his popular boy band, Shinee.
Police said Kim’s sister told them that the singer sent her text messages such as “Final farewell” and “I’ve had difficulties”, “Tell me I did well”, Please let me go”, just before his death. Police are still investigating the case and said they have not yet determined whether he killed himself.
The local news agency in Korea reported that authorities found burned coal briquettes, which can produce carbon monoxide, in a frying pan in Kim’s hotel room.
If one can see the world survey records, South Korea has the highest suicide rate among the developed countries.