4:11 pm - 01/08/2019

Singer-Songwriter Maeng Yuna (29) and Trot Singer Jin Hyoung (33) both die due to heart attacks

Singer-Songwriter Maeng Yuna Passes Away

On January 8, JH Entertainment belatedly reported that singer Maeng Yuna passed away. The agency said, “On December 26, Maeng Yuna was found deceased at her home due to a heart attack.”

They continued, “Because it was the end of the year and everything was hectic, we did not have the time to announce the news. Instead, we held a small funeral for her with her closest friends.”

They also revealed that the singer had been preparing to make a comeback in June. The company said, “She was preparing for her third studio album and was recently invited to give a lecture at a college. She seemed very eager to live. Aside from the stress she received from producing music, she did not have any other particular disease. We cannot believe it.”

Maeng Yuna, born in 1989, made her debut in 2007 when she sang the OST for the drama “Spring Waltz.” Afterwards, she received the nickname of “Suzanne Vega of South Korea” and solidified herself as one of the most prominent indie singer-songwriters.


Trot Singer Jin Hyoung Passes Away

On January 8, multiple sources reported that Jin Hyoung had passed away in his home due to a sudden heart attack in the early hours of the morning on January 7. The sources told news outlet OSEN, “Jin Hyoung passed away due to a sudden heart attack even though he usually stayed healthy.” He had been 33 years old.

Jin Hyoung’s wife passed on the news of his passing through his Instagram, where she wrote, “My beloved husband. I miss you so much. Yool, Kun, and Momo, who you loved so much. What were you so urgent about to leave me too? I miss you so much, honey. Please say your last goodbyes so my husband’s departure isn’t lonely. I’m sure he’ll be waiting. Seoul Adventist Hospital Funeral Home No. 101.”

Jin Hyoung debuted in 2006 with his single “Announcing the Breakup” (literal translation). He continued to release tracks such as “Tear Station” (literal translation), “So What If You’re Older” (literal translation), “Beauty Alert” (literal translation), and “Like It Like It” (literal translation) and promoted with the group Sa In Bang as well. He had married his wife last year.

The funeral procession will take place on January 9 at 6:30 a.m. KST. The burial site will be at Sky Castle in Bundang.

source: @soompi 1 2, soompi 1 2, koreanjin, naver 1 2

May they rest in peace.
921227 8th-Jan-2019 03:30 pm (UTC)
Jesus thats sad. RIP to them both -- heart attacks at that age are quite unusual. I hope their family and friends have support during this time
modestgoddess79 8th-Jan-2019 04:01 pm (UTC)
so young
neongoldtooth 8th-Jan-2019 04:50 pm (UTC)
Wow so young though!
The message from the wife had me tearing up :(
Rip to them.
minho_lover 8th-Jan-2019 05:15 pm (UTC)
they were so young :( rest in paradise angels
lydzi 8th-Jan-2019 06:28 pm (UTC)
Way too young :c RIP
camouflagecat 8th-Jan-2019 06:36 pm (UTC)
How does someone so young (and seemingly healthy) die from a heartattack? R.I.P :(
vintage_boom 8th-Jan-2019 09:12 pm (UTC)
I know of 3 people through friends who've just died suddenly. Two at work mid-day from blot clots (they think one was related to their birth control) :( it's traumatic and worrying to see it so frequently.
blck_ink 8th-Jan-2019 08:46 pm (UTC)
may they rest in peace! i hope their family and friends are given the space and time to heal.
vintage_boom 8th-Jan-2019 09:13 pm (UTC)
RIP to both of them. :( so young.
gimletmin 8th-Jan-2019 09:28 pm (UTC)
Literally gasped when I read Maeng Yuna. I really liked some of her music. Remember loving her song "My cat." Thought it was so cute. :3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSrzSIMlhRc Rip to Jin Hyoung as well I didn't know his music, but both ages are way to young to die. :( edit: gaaaah, reading his wife's message made me tear up. Man.....

Edited at 2019-01-08 09:44 pm (UTC)
topazera 9th-Jan-2019 04:28 am (UTC)
I clicked thinking I didn't know either of them and was shocked that I did know Maeng Yuna, Spring Waltz is one of the osts I've heard a lot! Tragic and all the more shocking when they were both young and healthy! Wishing their loved ones all the best in coping with this.

I was trying to figure out which songs she featured on, I think she sang this version of Flower:
katzenlibrary 11th-Jan-2019 03:46 pm (UTC)
"Because it was the end of the year and everything was hectic, we did not have the time to announce the news."

That's just...idk that stood out to me. I understand if the family didn't want them to announce it for privacy, but I feel like they would have just said that they didn't announce for the family's sake than say this. They were too busy to make a statement that one of their artists had DIED?? It took them two weeks to say anything and when they did say it, it was two sentences. I didn't really know of her before this post, but I still feel like she deserves better than that. I hope her family (and Jin Hyoung's family) can find peace in this difficult time. That's so sad.
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