South Korean pop artist Kim Jonghyun has died at 27.
SHINee‘s lead vocalist was found unconscious at his apartment in Seoul on Monday. He was transported to the hospital, but never regained consciousness, according to Korean news agency Yonhap.
Police were called to the residence after his sister told officials he had sent her a group of worrying text messages.
Jonghyun’s death is being reported as an “apparent suicide.”
The singer debuted with SM Entertainment‘s five-member group SHINee back in 2008, who later worked on solo projects. It was just last week he was performing on stage at his solo Inspired concert.
Our thoughts are with his loved ones and fans during this difficult time.
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