Kim Jong-Hyun, the lead singer of one of South Korea's top K-pop boy bands Shinee, died on Monday after being found unconscious at a rented studio apartment in Seoul on Monday evening, the Yonhap News Agency reported, quoting police.
The 27-year-old had faced a barrage of tweets and social media messages for his support of LGBT issues in socially conservative South Korea.
He came under attack in 2013 after publicly supporting a transgender student who had been posting handwritten messages around the grounds of Korea University criticising the social suppression of LGBT people.
He killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning after sending a message to his sister saying “ell everyone I've had a hard time,” according to local media reports.
I did not know of him, but any beautiful young soul who feels betrayed by a cruel world deserves our sympathy.
Thoughts go out to his family and friends in their suffering.
So sad this young man died in this matter. My condolences goes out to his family and friends.
I hope one day soon, South Korea changes their thinking on the LGBT community to one of a positive position. Life is too short to fight about the small things we encounter through our journey here on earth. We need more peace on earth for next year!
I know the Jjimjilbangs and gay saunas were always packed when I lived in ROK -- unlike, USA these saunas were generally clean, safe from crime, respectful. I say this, because all these "conservative" Koreans are filled with "closeted" men and those brave enough to openly share their lifestyle are even attacked by the same men.
I am sure is suicide though may be related to how his family, peers and others affected his mental being much less the very exploitative nature of how these boybands or k-Pop stars are managed. May he R.I.P.
Depression can happen to anyone without reason.
All Gays must get education on how to deal with depression. I also been in depression and able to make own Therapy for that.
I also found a gay in Depression about a week ago, he just came out from Psychiatric Clinic. I was Curios and suspicious about Psychiatric behavior, Then i came to the boy by asking what Psychiatric did to him?
Then, i gave little advice to the boy that did not give by psychiatric. Not, only me, there were others told the boys on how to deal with depression and who's Sin is that? offcourse it was not Sin the Boy, who should be insisted responsibility and should pay the case?
Why There Empathy? Is There empathy for gay marriage?
Gay marriage is Asylum, right?
Is there welcome for Gay marriage
gay Marriage is Refugee from heterosexual marriage.
Maybe it's a figment of your imagination?
How Religion got legislation at Past. Can you go back ward to make Religions Illegal?
GTiLad, Go to Psychiatric then, i do not share everything. you are a shame by asking me everything. you just Ghost.
Depression having Reason
Soul Trafficking by Religion must be stop?
Have a very happy Christmas.
Anti-Gay Marriage is Prison for Gays, right?
Anti-Gay Marriage is Tragedy
and why you do not give WOC ( way of Cure) Depression?
Sorry for lost talented young man....
Anti Gay Marriage = Anti-Honesty= False = False of Religions = corruption?
We still awake your secret cure.
Did you have a happy Christmas?