K-pop star Yohan, a popular member of the TST boy group, has died, according to several reports. He was 28 years old.
The South Korean star, whose real name was Kim Jeong-hwan, died on Tuesday, TST record company KJ Music Entertainment confirmed to local media.
“We are sad to pass on the most unhappy and painful news. On June 16, TST member Yohan left this world. The family of the late Yohan is currently in deep mourning, “KJ Music Entertainment said in a statement to local media via Daily Mail.
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Yohan’s last post on Instagram was May 31 and shows the singer standing in front of a picturesque beach.
Yohan would have achieved glory for the first time in 2015 after joining the NOM group. He then joined TST, formerly known as Top Secret, two years later.
The group released their latest album titled “Countdown” in January.
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Yohan’s Instagram page, as well as that of the group, is filled with fan comments paying tribute to the star.
The group also released a tribute to Yohan in April in honor of his birthday.
Yohan’s death follows a number of other young K-pop stars who have died in recent months. Last November, South Korean singer and actress Goo Hara was found dead at her home in Seoul. She was 28 years old
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Korean actor Cha In Ha was found dead at his home at the age of 27 in December. A member of the actor group, Surprise U, In Ha was best known for the series “The Banker” and “Love With Flaws”. He was allegedly found by his manager.