Popular S. Korean Boy Band Member Dies in Possible Suicide

Kim Jong-hyun, known by the stage name Jonghyun, was found unconscious at a residence hotel in Seoul and was pronounced dead later at a nearby hospital.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The lead singer of popular South Korean boy band SHINee died on Monday, police said, in a possible suicide. Kim Jong-hyun, better known by the stage name Jonghyun, was found unconscious at a residence hotel in Seoul and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, Seoul police said. Police said Kim’s sister told them that the singer sent her text messages such as “Final farewell” and “I’ve had difficulties”…

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