On Monday, January 25, South Korean rapper Iron, real name Jung Hun-cheol, passed away. He was 29 years old. In a report published on Soompi, Iron was found bleeding and unconscious in an apartment complex’s flower bed in Jung District Seoul at 10:25 a.m.
The Seoul Jungbu Police Station confirmed the news 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,” the police told Dispatch.
“At this point, it is unclear whether or not Iron died by suicide. We are investigating the exact cause of his death.”
Soompi previously reported that Iron was booked on charges on suspicion of assaulting a minor who was living as his roommate and receiving music lessons from him.
In 2016, he was sentenced to eight months in prison suspended for two years for smoking marijuana. The following year, he was arrested and charged for beating his girlfriend for which he was sentenced to eight months in prison suspended for two years, and was ordered to complete 80 hours of community service.