Published: Tuesday 17 April, 2018

K-Pop Singer Tany (Kim Jin-soo) Burned to Death in Fiery Car Accident

A South Korean singer died in a tragic car accident in the early hours of Saturday. K-Pop singer Tany was burned to death after his car caught fire following a car crash along Namhae Expressway, according to reports.

Tany, whose real name is Kim Jin-soo, rose to fame in 2016 with his song ‘Always Remember’, which honored the 300 victims of the 2014 Sewol ferry sinking. Sadly, his own life also ended in tragedy.

According to reports from South Korea, Tany was on his way to the city of Mokpo when the accident occurred. The car he was in hit a structure along the Namhae Expressway in Jangheung County, in the south west of South Korea, and burst into flames. Tany and his companion were both burned to death.

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“Tany passed away on the 14th of April overnight as he was driving his car from Jangdong-myun, Jangheung County to Mokpo on the Namhae Expressway where he crashed into a structure, with the car completely destroyed,” said the official statement from his agency, HOM Company.

The identity of his companion has not been released. 

On social media, fans paid tribute to Tany and his music legacy.

“I always find myself listening to Tany whenever I feel down. His music videos and songs are pure art. His voice brings me at ease and never fails to comfort me. I was really anticipating for his new album. I will ALWAYS REMEMBER you, Tany,” said one fan.

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“It’s a sad morning today, we have lost another talented idol at such a young age. Please keep Tany in your minds and prayers today and his family, friends, and fans who loved him so dearly. You will be missed,” said another.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Tany. His agency said they want to find the exact cause of the accident and his death.

“We have decided to perform an autopsy to find the exact cause of the accident and his death. The exact location of his mortuary is unconfirmed, however, it will be near his hometown of Suncheon,” HOM Company said in a statement.

“The mortuary for Tany has not yet been set up. It will be ready on Wednesday after DNA testing and an autopsy.”