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Shinee singer Kim Jong-hyun: K-pop boy band superstar dies

19 December 2017, 11:07 | Jermaine Blake

Shinee singer Kim Jong-hyun: K-pop boy band superstar dies

Heartbreaking Kim Jong-hyun the lead singer of South Korea's top boy band SHINee has died in an apparent suicide after being found unconscious in a flat

"SHINee's Jonghyun left us suddenly".

The Associated Press reported on Monday that Jonghyun's sister told police that the singer sent her text messages reading "Final farewell" and "I've had difficulties" prior to the discovery of his body, though authorities have not yet determined a cause of death. "Tell me I did well".

Initial reports revealed that Jonghyun was lying in his room with the coal briquette burning.

He was moved to a nearby hospital but later died, police were quoted as saying.

The singer had a huge fanbase as the lead singer of K-pop band SHINee.

SHINee has "been a top 3 popular boy group for almost 10 years now", Paul Han, co-founder of allkpop, told CNN in May.

Earlier this year, the group went on a world tour that took in the U.S. and released their fifth album, titled Five. "How come I chose that".

Heartbroken Tearful fans gather to visit the mourning altar for Kim at a hospital in Seoul
Heartbroken Tearful fans gather to visit the mourning altar for Kim at a hospital in Seoul

Lastly, SM Entertainment requested everyone to avoid making any speculation concerning to Jonghyun, and as his family wishes, his funeral shall be held quietly with his family, close friends and colleagues only. On Tuesday, a longer suicide note was posted on the Instagram account belonging to Nine, a musician with modern rock band Dear Cloud.

"I am broken from inside", the note reads.

Management group SM Entertainment has released a statement, and now Kim's farewell note has reportedly been uploaded to social media. "We will always remember you".

Kim Jong-Hyun's tragic suicide note has allegedly been released, citing the high pressure of being a celebrity in Korea.

The group were formed in 2008 and debuted months later, with Jonghyun beginning to write songs for the idols the following year.

"His sister was first to call the police assuming that he might commit suicide", said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive subject.

K-pop emerged in South Korea in the early 1990s, and labels such as JYP, DSP and YG built the nation's pop industry from the ground up, creating a training scheme that churned out stars for music, soap operas and movies. His death is a blow to the massive worldwide fan base that Korea's "K-pop" music has attracted in recent years.

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