K-Pop singer Yohan has passed away at the age of 28, it has been confirmed.
Yohan real name was Kim Jeong-hwan, the South Korean star died on Tuesday, June 16, several Korean news outlets have announced.
Yohan was a member of the boy band TST (formerly known as Top Secret), who released their most recent single in January.
TST’s label, KJ Music Entertainment issued a statement confirming the news to local outlets, writing:
‘We are sad to relay the most unfortunate, sorrowful news.
‘Back on June 16, TST member Yohan left this world. The late Yohan’s family is currently in deep mourning.
‘The family has pleaded that media articles about Yohan’s passing, such as those making speculations about the cause of his death, be refrained out of respect.’
‘We express our deepest condolences in light of Yohan’s final parting,’
Yohan’s death becomes the fourth to strike K-Pop following the deaths of three other young stars over the past nine months.
The cause of Yohan’s death has not yet been revealed.
Yohan’s wake is being held at Severance Hospital in Sinchon, and he will be moved to a cemetery in Yongin on June 18, according to local reports.