Korean Pop sensation Jonghyun from the internationally acclaimed band Shinee dies
Dec 18, Seoul: Korean Pop sensation Jonghyun (Kim Jong-hyun), was one of the five members of Shinee, who have had a string of number one hits in their home country, passed away today.
According to reports the 28 years old, was found lying unconcious in his apartment and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.The South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that emergency services were alerted by the singer's sister, and that he was later pronounced dead at hospital.
As well as being a singer and an accomplished dancer, he played a large part in the group's songwriting and production, and launched a successful solo career in 2015.He has also made headlines for voicing his opinion on issues like the government's education policy and for speaking out in support of LGBT rights.
Shinee's dance-pop has also been big outside South Korea. The group have recorded a string of Japanese-language albums and sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome.In the UK, Odeon's website crashed a minute after tickets became available for their appearance at the Korean Film Festival in London in 2011, and they played their first North American tour earlier this year.
The Oslo Times International News Network