Update: Rapper Iron Passes Away; No Autopsy To Be Performed

Updated January 26 KST:

On January 26, the Seoul Jungbu Police Station confirmed that they will be concluding their investigation on the death of Iron without an autopsy.

A source from the Seoul Jungbu Police Station stated, “The result of the investigation is that there is no possibility it was homicide and the cause of death is clear, so we will not be conducting an autopsy.”

Iron had resided in the Yongsan District of Seoul but was found in a flower bed at an apartment complex in the Jung District. The police source stated that they could not share the reason for that as it was a matter related to his private life. It was conveyed that a note was not found on the scene.

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Rapper Iron has passed away.

On January 25, it was reported that Iron was found bleeding and unconscious on an apartment complex’s flower bed in Jung District, Seoul at 10:25 a.m. that day.

Seoul Jungbu Police Station confirmed in a call with Dispatch, “We were called in by an [apartment] guard who told us they discovered Iron. He was urgently taken to the hospital, but he passed away.” They added, “At this point, it is unclear whether or not Iron died by suicide. We are investigating the exact cause of his death.”

Iron was the runner-up on Mnet’s “Show Me the Money 3” in 2014. He had recently been booked on suspicions of assaulting a minor who was living as his roommate and receiving music lessons from him. In 2018, Iron received a suspended prison sentence for committing dating violence in 2016.

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