Lead singer of a s South Korean boy band Shinee has committed suicide.
Kim Jong-hyun was found unconscious in an apartment in Cheongdam-dong, in the upscale Gangnam district of the capital Seoul.
The 27-year-old singer, reportedly checked into a serviced residence for two nights and discovered dead today after his sister raised the alarm.
Before taking his own life, he sent a final message to his sister saying: ‘It’s been too hard. Please send me off. Tell everyone I’ve had a hard time. This is my last goodbye.’
He reportedly committed suicide with carbon monoxide.
The deceased was part of a five-member K-Pop boyband Shinee that had become one of the country’s most popular in recent years.