K-Pop Music Producer ‘Shinsadong Tiger’ Dead at 40 from ‘Unknown’ Cause

South Korean K-pop music producer “Shinsadong Tiger” has died unexpectedly at just 40 years old.

The prominent hitmaker, real name Lee Ho-yang, was found dead in his home on Friday, police revealed.

The Seoul Metropolitan Police said Lee, 40, was discovered dead at his Seoul studio.

Police gave no further details.

According to multiple media reports, his cause of death is “unknown.”

Local media reported that one of Lee’s acquaintances found him collapsed on the floor at the studio.

They called local emergency services but he was pronounced dead when they arrived.

Lee created a slew of hit K-pop songs such as T-ARA’s “Roly Poly,” Apink’s “NoNoNo,” EXID’s “Up&Down” and Momoland’s “Bboom Bboom.”

In 2011, he also established AB Entertainment, which later debuted the girl group EXID.

In 2017, however, he suffered financial difficulties and filed for bankruptcy protection and debt relief measures with a local court, according to Yonhap news agency.

Lee’s death marks the second of a popular South Korean celebrity in recent months.

In December, Lee Sun-kyun, a popular South Korean actor best known for his role in the Oscar-winning movie “Parasite,” was found dead in a car in Seoul.

His death came after undergoing weeks of an intense police investigation into his alleged drug use.

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Lee is the latest on the long line of celebrities, athletes, and normal folk who have died unexpectedly due to “unknown” causes.

Just last week, a prominent American music producer died from a mysterious sudden death.

As Slay News reported, Bing Worthington, the brother of rapper Snoop Dogg, died unexpectedly at the age of 44.

In a somber announcement, Snoop Dogg shared a heartfelt tribute to his late brother, celebrating Worthington’s life and contributions to music and their family.

Bing’s death also came just weeks after Snoop Dogg’s 24-year-old daughter Cori Broadus suffered a “severe stroke.”

The influencer revealed the health scare by sharing a picture on social media from her hospital bed.

“I had a severe stroke this am,” Broadus captioned in her Instagram Stories, adding two pleading face emojis.

“I started breaking down crying when they told me.”

The young woman, who was in disbelief, added, “Like I’m only 24 what did I do in my past to deserve all of this.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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