Lead singer of South Korean boy band Shinee dies

Kim Jong-hyun

Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of the hugely popular and influential South Korean boy band Shinee, has died at the age of 27. The star, better known as Jonghyun, was found unconscious at his home in Seoul on Monday evening in an an apparent suicide, South Korean media reported. Shinee were formed in 2008 by the South Korean company SM Entertainment, and belong to the genre known as K-pop – a highly visual form of Korean pop that incorporates elements of western music. They went on to achieve great success…

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