Seoul police have classified as a suicide the death of 33-year-old K-pop star Choi Sung-bong, who participated in Korea’s Got Talent in 2011 with a song by Ennio Morricone.
Choi Sung-bong, 2022
In the last few hours, Seoul police find lifeless body of young Choi Sung-bongStar of Korea’s Got Talent, where he finished second in 2011. One of the moments of maximum popularity of the young South Korean singer comes in the final of the contest, in which she launched In an operatic translation of a passage by Ennio Morricone, in imagination, In the YouTube video, which has been viewed over 20 million times, the talent of the then 22-year-old can be seen. Justin Bieber praised its capabilities in a comment on Facebook,best wishes to this man from this great storySeoul police ruled his death a suicide, putting an end to reports that the singer was terminally ill.
Choi Sung-bong’s success after Korea’s Got Talent
Choi, who was 33, was at his home in Yeoksam district, one of the wealthiest areas of Seoul’s Gangnam district. His lifeless body was found around 9:41 a.m. local time, The Koreatimes reported., After living a life between lights and shadows, as he told on the show, where he revealed that he was self-taught to learn music, the young Korean singer managed to find his own niche in South Korea. From early years far away from life in the orphanage and life on the street “working all day”, Choi Sung-bong was named the Korean Oliver Twist in the show.With the guy who immediately managed to sign a record deal and a memoir that became a bestseller titled: “Singing Is My Life: A Memoir of My Journey from Homelessness to Fame,
Fake money hoarding and suicide hypothesis
However the blow to fame came in 2021, when Choi decided to launch a public fundraising campaign claiming that he was battling incurable cancer. And money was needed for treatment. A case that went national and that then shed some light on the reality of the young singer’s terminal illness, who admitted years later that he was not sick, In a public note, he had assured that he had returned the money received from the fundraising campaign and that he was sorry for the initiative. This is not the first case of sudden death of a young K-pop star: remember actresses Jung Chae-yul and Song Yoo-jung, but also Astro and K-pop star member Moonbin. Not forgetting TST member Yohan, Cha In Ha of the group Surprise U, Seo Minwoo, 33, a member of the K-pop band 100%, rapper Iron, SHINee’s Jonghyun and Sulli.