K-Pop Star Jonghyun Of Super Group SHINee Dead at 27
K-Pop fans are in shock at news that Kim Jonghyun, the lead singer of wildly-popular boy band SHINee, has died at age 27. According to Korean news agency Yonhap, the superstar was found unconscious at an apartment in Seoul from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. He was rushed to hospital, but never regained consciousness. The death is being reported as a suicide given a disturbing text message Jonghyun (as he was known to fans around the world) sent his older sister.
“I’ve had a hard time,” he allegedly wrote. “Please let me go and say that I did a good job. This is my last word.” The sad development prompted an outpouring of grief from fans and fellow K-Pop identities. SHINee was formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. They released six albums, five of which reached number one in Korea. They were also extremely popular in Japan, racking up multiple chart-toppers. Their last single, “Tell Me What To Do,” reached number 4 in 2016. Revisit their biggest hit, “Sherlock,” below.