Fans Mourn Death of K-Pop Star Jonghyun

Jonghyun at 2016 Korean Popular Culture And Arts Awards

SHINee's Lead Singer Kim Jonghyun Found Dead at Home in Gangnam- ReportsCC BY 4.0 Im Sorry Jonghyun

Please send me off. Tell everyone I've had a hard time.

He was moved to a nearby hospital but later died, police were quoted as saying.

Kim debuted in May 2008 as the main singer of SHINee under S.M. Entertainment, South Korea's biggest music label and entertainment agency, and has boasted a almost decade-long prolific career not just in group activities but as a solo singer-songwriter.

Earlier this year, the group went on a world tour that took in the United States and released their fifth album, titled Five.

'I'm not sure of the release date but Jonghyun was just recently working on his solo tracks. "How come I chose that". I believe it had a bright concept of "Jonghyun who loves music".

Lastly, SM Entertainment requested everyone to avoid making any speculation concerning to Jonghyun, and as his family wishes, his funeral shall be held quietly with his family, close friends and colleagues only.

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A post on SM Entertainment's social media page reads: "Jonghyun is the best artist who loved music more than anyone else, enjoyed the stage, and loved to communicate with fans through his music".

South Korea has the highest suicide rate among developed countries.

Police report that Kim's older sister got a text message on Monday suggesting that the star was going to kill himself, according to Variety.

A KOREAN pop star has died today aged 27 at his home in Gangnam. They're one of only a handful of K-pop groups to find global success.

Dubbed "The Princes of K-pop" by CNN earlier this year, SHINee was first formed in 2008.

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