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[Exclusive] Duke’s Kim Ji Hoon Found Dead

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2013.12.12 16:31 Mwave Kim, JiYeon Translation Credit : Grace Danbi Hong

Kim Ji Hoon, who was part of the male duo Duke, was found dead, sending shockwaves across the entertainment industry.

On December 12, one of Kim Ji Hoon’s acquaintances told enews, “Kim Ji Hoon was found unconscious today. He was transferred to the hospital, but he was breathless.”

[Exclusive] Duke’s Kim Ji Hoon Found Dead

According to the friend, Kim Ji Hoon was found unconscious on December 12 around 2PM (KST) inside a hotel room.

“He had some debt recently and was struggling financially. He was having a hard time because of this.”

Kim Ji Hoon debuted in 1994 in the group, Two Two, earning popularity from the public with two albums with the group. He then joined Kim Seok Min in 2000 to create Duke. Unfortunately, after his divorce in 2008, Kim Ji Hoon led a difficult life.

Kim Ji Hoon’s body is currently placed in a hospital in Gangnam. Family and friends are said to be on their way after receiving the news.

Kim Ji Hoon’s acquaintance said, “We’ll have to see the results of the police investigation, but the cause of death is presumed to be suicide.”

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