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Famous violinist dies inside taxi

By beansss   Wednesday, October 12, 2016   90,249   606   36



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On October 12 at approximately 12:30 AM KST, famous violinist Kwon Hyuk Joo was pronounced dead inside a taxi, parked outside a hotel in the Haeundae District.

The person who phoned the police was none other than the taxi driver, who picked up Kwon Hyuk Joo from a drinking outing he'd had with acquaintances. The taxi driver said, "Around the time we passed the Diamond bridge, he seemed to be asleep. When we arrived at the hotel, I tried to wake him up, but he wasn't breathing so I called 119 (emergency number)." 

Kwon Hyuk Joo, who studied violin in Russia at the age of 9 after being recognized as a prodigy, was the first Korean to win 1st place at the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in 2004. He was in Busan for an upcoming performance before his untimely death, at age 31. 

Many suspect that Kwon Hyuk Joo's death was a health issue, since he was found to have updated his Instagram with a normal post less than 24 hours prior to his time of discovery. 

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NORM Wednesday, October 12, 2016

sorry to bust some people's bubble, but the alcohol might not even be the cause. Hopefully there's an autopsy report soon. RIP :(

k_kid NORM Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It's most likely to be alcohol. It's the same way Bon Scott, the original lead singer of ACDC, died. He was drinking a lot the night before and passed out and fell asleep in a car, only to be found dead the next day.

NORM k_kid Thursday, October 13, 2016

nah Bon SCott choked on his vomit due to after effects of alcohol. This guy seemed to have only passed out, lets just wait for the autopsy tho

k_kid NORM Thursday, October 13, 2016

Maybe that's what happened to this guy as well. It's common for people who pass out from drinking to choke on their vomit.

leaderwolfmoon Wednesday, October 12, 2016

oh man that is really sad and unfortunate, condolences to his family, may he rest in peace

AmberJazzy Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My mum thinks someone might have poisoned him

2fat Wednesday, October 12, 2016

You have to wonder if the alcohol wasn't mixed with some other drug. Maybe a prescription medication.

El_Martin Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Maybe something similar to what happened to Hendrix back in 1970. Fell asleep while fucked up on alcohol, threw up in his mouth and inhaled it. My condolences are with his family.

Wang_Sejung Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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therain Wang_Sejung Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I've seen your comments in several posts and they aren't nice at all. Wtf is wrong with you? Stop being so freaking rude. Reported.

Wang_Sejung therain Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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giogio Wang_Sejung Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The unnie from the north cannot move on from her heartache against Baekhyeon!! Oh north unnie just focus on your phd (poor helpless and desperate) study!! LOL!!

Wang_Sejung giogio Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Junj Wang_Sejung Thursday, October 13, 2016

Who is calling who an "uneducated troll" HAHAHHA it's been over a year since they broke up and it's just hilarious to see you're still going on about it lmao

thefabcat92 Wednesday, October 12, 2016

alcohol poisoning?

amheizing Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Rest in peace.

koog008 Wednesday, October 12, 2016

wow.. how did he die.. so tragic.. dying like that

atlkpopfan Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I wonder if it was from having too much to drink

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