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South Korean rapper Iron found dead

Rapper Jung Hun-cheol, better known as Iron, was found dead in his apartment complex on Monday, January 25, according to Korean media.

Police said he was discovered on a flower bed in his apartment complex, Soompi reported, citing Dispatch. The rapper was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.

Korean police said they are still investigating his death, noting that they've yet to determine if Iron had died by suicide.

Iron was best known as the runner-up of the talent search show Show Me the Money 3.

The rapper has had a troubled life. In late 2020, he was "booked" by police for assaulting a minor who was also his roommate. In 2018, he was found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend several times. In 2016, he was sentenced to probation over marijuana use.

Iron, 29, last released music in 2016 with the EP ROCK BOTTOM. – Rappler.com

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