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SHINee member Jonghyun dies in apparent suicide: police

All Headlines 20:05 December 18, 2017

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Yonhap) -- Kim Jong-hyun, singer of popular K-pop group SHINee, died Monday in an apparent suicide, police said.

Kim, better known by his stage name Jonghyun, was found at a rented apartment studio in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul, around 6:10 p.m., according to police. Kim's sister made the initial call to 119 responders at 4:42 p.m. reporting that she believed her brother was committing suicide.

The singer was moved to a nearby hospital but later died, police said. Investigators said they discovered brown coal being burnt on a frying pan upon arriving at the apartment and are looking into the circumstances of his death.

A file photo of Jonghyun, member of K-pop group SHINee, who has died on Dec. 18, 2017. (Yonhap)

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