Taiwanese singer Ko Chen-syun dies at 20


The singer rose to fame in the Taiwanese reality singing show 'Top Singers'. Photo: Ko Chen-syun/Facebook

Taiwanese singer Ko Chen-syun reportedly passed away on Nov 27. His death was announced by his mother on his Facebook page the following day.

The singer rose to fame in the Taiwanese reality singing show Top Singers (2010 to present).

According to Taiwanese media, he was found lying motionless in the early hours of Nov 27 in the employees’ toilet of the Yilan hotel where he was working.

It is not known what his job was at the hotel.

In a statement, the hotel said he reported for work as usual on Nov 26, and worked until 10pm that day. He then went to the employees’ cafe for supper before going to the staff locker room at 10.31pm.

When he did not return home, his family called the police in the small hours of Nov 27. Together with the police, they arrived at the hotel at around 3.30am, and found him motionless in a toilet in the staff locker room.

He was sent to hospital and was pronounced dead at 4.20am on Nov 27.

Ko’s mother told the Taiwanese media that the autopsy listed his cause of death as “cardiovascular disease”. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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