Widely popular K-pop singer Kim Jong-hyun, 27, better known by the mononym Jonghyun, has died.
Jonghyun was the lead singer of one of the most popular South Korean boy bands, Shinee.
Police found the singer unconscious in his apartment in Cheongdam-dong in the Gangnam district after his sister filed a report with concern for his welfare, reports BBC.
The singer was then taken to hospital and was pronounced dead.
Seoul police told the BBC Korean Service that suicide was being investigated as a possibility for the singer's death.
Jonghyun rose to fame with the chart-topping act Shinee in 2008. The band released their fifth Japanese album “Five” this year. Often Referred to as “the Princes of K Pop,” the troupe has a string of hits including “Replay,” “Dream Girl” and “Sherlock.”
Jonghyun launched a successful solo career in 2015 with his first EP titled “Base.” In the same year, on September 17, the singer released a compilation album, “Story Op.1.” On May 24, 2016, he released his first studio album, “She Is,” followed by his second compilation album, “Story Op.2” on April 24, 2017.