Published: Monday 18 December, 2017

SUICIDE? SHINee Singer Kim Jong-hyun Dead, Leaves Final Text to Sister

K-Pop singer Kim Jong-hyun is dead. Known to his fans as simply Jonghyun, the lead singer of SHINee died of suspected suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning.

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According to reports, Kim Jonghyun committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. (Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)

Kim Jong-hyun died on Monday after being rushed to hospital unconscious. He never regained consciousness and was declared dead minutes later. No official cause of death has yet been issued by his family or management. But several news outlets have already reported that Jonghyun committed suicide.

According to several reports, Kim Jong-hyun rented a serviced apartment in Cheongdam-dong two nights ago. And on Sunday, he sent a disturbing message to his sister saying he ‘had a hard time’.

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‘It’s been too hard. Please send me off. Tell everyone I’ve had a hard time. This is my last goodbye,’ Jonghyun reportedly told his sister in his final message via text.

This prompted the sister to notify the police who went to rented apartment. They found him unconscious and the singer was rushed to hospital.

Some reports said Jonghyun committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Kim Jong-hyun had just performed at two solo concerts in Seoul two weeks ago.

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Kim Jong-hyun left a final goodbye message to his sister. (YouTube screen grab)