K-Pop star Kim Yohan, a member of boy band TST , died on Tuesday (June 16) aged 28. The cause of his death is yet to be known. Yohan whose real name is Kim Jeong-hwan , made his debut with boy band NOM. After the band disbanded , he joined TST in 2017 as a vocalist. TST, formerly, known as Top Secret, released its latest single album Count Down in January 2020.
Kim Yo-han’s death shocked many of his fans as he was active on social media in recent months. He has posted a photo of himself at the beach on Instagram on May 31 with the caption “I want to travel”
Celebrities and Netizens have paid tributes to him on social media.
South Korean singer Lee Kiseop wrote “I love you a lot ,Yohan … I miss you”
Instagram user artskeez wrote “He always had a good mood and the joy of living and he enjoyed life to achieve his dreams. You never fell , you are our guardian angel. An angel that we do not forget and that we will not forget. Stay in peace and continue to be happy”
A tweeter user @fangirlndl wrote “today I was shocked by the news of death of Yohan top Secret. I am very sad and sorry for that … hopefully his family, friends, relatives, fans and people who love Yohan (including myself) are given strength. Rest in Peace Yohan”
today I was shocked by the news of the death of yohan top secret. I am very sad and sorry for that … hopefully his family, friends, relatives, fans, and people who love yohan (including myself) are given strength. Rest in place yohan❤️ love u:)#Yohan #RipYohan @FS7_official pic.twitter.com/an9CykMYQ7
— ♪#GO生•HYLT♪ (@fangirlndl) June 16, 2020
TST’s Label, KJ Music Entertainment statement on Yohan death “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 Yoham’s passing, such as those making speculations about the cause of his death , be refrained out of respect. We express out deepest condolences in light of Yohan’s final parting”
A twitter user @hyuniehoney quoted “Is it time for Korea to raise some awareness or any … on Mental Health and Importance of prioritizing self care ?? how many more people should we loose again #RIPYohan ”
A user @MartogSsi tweeted “another young life wasted .. regardless the cause , but his band is really clouded with ‘unpleasant’ history of its members. Is it so important to be a Kpop idol ?”
However, Yohan wake is being held at the Severance Hospital in Sinchon , Seoul. according to broadcaster SPOTV , which broke the news on his death.
Yohan’s last rites and funeral will be held on Thursday and he will be buried at the Yongin Catholic Park Cemetery. (Source)