South Korean pop star Jonghyun dies at 27

Member of one of the country's biggest bands

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South Korean pop star Jonghyun has died suddenly at the age of 27.

The singer was a member of one of the country's biggest boy bands Shinee, who had a string of chart hits.

The star, real name Kim Jong-hyun, died in hospital after being found unconscious in his Seoul apartment.

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His sister alerted emergency services after receiving a series of messages from him, including one saying "this is my last farewell".

Police said they were investigating suicide as a possible cause of death.