On December 12, Kim Ji Hoon, part of the duo Duke, was found dead in his hotel room.
It was originally reported that Kim Ji Hoon was found unconscious in a hotel room and then transferred to a hospital, but a representative of the police announced that he had died in the hotel and they are still investigating the cause of death. A source reported that there was no significant injury on his body, and that authorities are guessing that it was suicide.
Kim Ji Hoon’s body was discovered around noon on December 12, by a younger acquaintance who had a plans to eat lunch together that day. An acquaintance of Kim Ji Hoon told eNews, “Kim Ji Hoon had been having troubles because of debt.”
Kim Ji Hoon debuted in the group TwoTwo in 1994 and released two albums. In 200o he formed the duo Duke with Kim Suk Min and released hits such as “Party Tonight” and “Starian.” In 2008 Kim Ji Hoon made headlines with his divorce, and then in 2009 was banned from appearing on TV because of drug charges.