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South Korean pop star Choi Sung-bong has been found dead in an apparent suicide at the age of 33.

He was found by police at his home in the Yeoksam-dong district of Seoul at 9.41 am on Tuesday, according to The Korean Times

It comes just two years after he was exposed for lying about having multiple types of cancer and asking fans to donate cash for his treatment. He later apologized for the deception.  

Sung-bong rose to fame on Korea’s Got Talent on tvN aged 22 in 2011, before signing a record deal with Bong Bong Company. 

He came in second place in the competition with his operatic performance of Ennio Morricone’s Nella Fantasia, which gained over 21 million views on YouTube.  

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The clip of his performance also received praise from stars such as Justin Bieber, BoA, and Jung-Hwa Umwho.

Bieber wrote on Facebook at the time: ‘This is awesome. Never say never, and good luck to this kid. Great story.’ 

At the time he was hailed by media outlets as being Korea’s answer to Susan Boyle.  

The news of Choi’s sudden death comes two years after he was exposed for lying that he had multiple forms of cancer and asking fans to donate cash for his treatment. 

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