Kim Jong-Hyun dead aged 27: Beloved Korean boyband SHINee’s lead singer commits suicide, his heartbroken sister confirms

The beloved lead singer of Korea’s most popular K-Pop boyband has died today at the age of 27.

Kim Jong-Hyun, who sang and performed as part of the chart-topping band SHINee, committed suicide, according to reports in the Korean media.

He was found inside a rented apartment in Cheongdam-dong, in the south of the capital Seoul. He’d checked into the serviced residence for two nights, Korean news channel YTN reports.

Police responded to a call from Jonghyun’s sister, who was concerned that he was going to attempt suicide.

A statement from Gangnam Police confirmed that the talented musician’s sister called officers with concerns that Kim was threatening to take his own life.

“On December 18, 2017 at 4:42PM Jonghyun’s older sister reported to Police that her brother was about to commit suicide,” said the statement.

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