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Former 'Superstar K' And 'Voice Korea' Contestant Kim Hyun Ji Dies From Apparent Group Suicide

By Tamar Herman | October 27, 2015 09:54 PM EDT

Kim Hyun Ji, a singer who made her name through Korean singing competitions, was found dead on Tuesday.

Kim, a former contestant on both "Superstar K" and "Voice Korea" was 31. She was found dead by police in a minivan parked in South Korea's North Jeolla Province.

In 2013, Kim Hyun Ji released a music video for her song, "Rush" while appearing on "Voice Korea." 

The cause of death of the three was apparent group suicide, based on a text message one of the men sent to his family. Burnt coal briquettes were also found in the car.

The minivan was reported missing by a rental car manager in Gwangju, who contacted the police after the car was not returned on time and he was unable to reach the man who had rented the car. Police used GPS to discover the location of the car, and found the three bodies, reported Korean outlet 10Asia.

A text message sent by one of the men found with Kim Hyun Ji to his family reportedly said, "I'm sorry, I'm going first."

Police are investigating the case.

Our condolences to the families of Kim Hyun Ji and the two men.

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Tamar Herman is a multi-media journalist and the co-founder of KultScene. She is a freelance writer and copy editor, and has written for MTV Iggy, Noisey, and Paste Magazine.

Tagged :  Superstar K, kim hyun ji, suicide, Voice Korea

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