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Monday, December 18, 2017 11:58am ET by  


Former lead singer of K-pop band Shinee has died

Kim Jon-hyun, the former lead singer of Korean pop band, Shinee, has been found dead in his apartment at the age of 27.

The band was formed in 2008 by SM Entertaiment, and released their debut album, 'The Shinee World', that same year.

It is believed the Jon-hyun gassed himself with carbon monoxide, though this has not been officially confirmed at time of writing. He had recenty received online anti-LGBTQ hate from trolls, 

Jon-hyun left the band in 2015 and had recently performed two solo concerts in Seoul earlier this month. 

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