Singer, Choi Sung-bong Died at Age 33 at Home in Seoul

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Korean singer, Choi Sung-bong died at the age of 33 at his home on Tuesday (June 20). According to the source, he died by suicide at his home in the Yeoksam-dong district in southern Seoul.

Choi uploaded a note on his YouTube channel, “I sincerely apologize to all who suffered from my foolish mistake.” Two years ago, Choi was caught lying about having various types of cancer and asking his fans to donate money for his treatment.

The singer also added that the donations were returned. He wrote, “For the past two years, we have returned all those who have asked for a return of donations. Looking back, since I was young, I tried my best to enjoy a normal life, like every day for 10 years, but in the end, I’m sorry.” 

In 2011, Choi was a finalist on Korea’s Got Talent TV show. He wowed the audience with his rendition of Ennio Morricone’s Nella Fantasia. Although he came in second place, his performance video on YouTube has been viewed over 21 million times. On the show, the singer shared his touching story of being abandoned at an orphanage when he was three. As a child, he had to survive by selling energy drinks and gum.

Singer, Choi Sung-bong Died at Age 33 at Home in Seoul