Kim Jong-hyun of K-Pop Group SHINee Dead at 27
According to the BBC, early reports indicate that Kim's sister, believing the singer to be suicidal, made an emergency call after receiving a number of distressing texts from her brother. Two hours later, emergency responders found him unconscious and in a state of cardiac arrest in his rental apartment in the Cheongdam-dong area of Gangnam, Seoul.
He was rushed to Konkuk University Hospital where, after a failed attempt at CPR, he was pronounced dead.
In addition to being a member of five-piece ground SHINee, one of South Korea's leading acts, since their debut in 2008, Kim was also an accomplished songwriter, producer and solo artist.
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