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Kim Jong-Hyun Dead - Lead Singer of K-Pop Group SHINee Dies at 27

Kim Jong-Hyun Dead - Lead Singer of K-Pop Group SHINee Dies at 27

UPDATE: A statement has been released confirming the tragic death.

Kim Jong-Hyun, better known as Jonghyun, has died at the age of 27.

The leader of the hugely popular five-member Korean pop troupe SHINee died after being taken to the hospital in an unconscious state, The Guardian reports.

The news was first confirmed by Yonhap News Agency in South Korea.

Jonghyun was reportedly found unconscious at his home in Seoul, and the cause of death appears to be suicide, according to the JoongAng Daily.

More information is still to come.

Our thoughts are with Jonghyun‘s loved ones and SHINee‘s fans at this difficult time.

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