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Former “Produce 101 Season 2” Contestant Jeong Joong Ji Passes Away

Warning: discussion of suicide.

Former “Produce 101 Season 2” contestant Jeong Joong Ji has been revealed to have passed away.

On September 20, someone claiming to be Jeong Joong Ji’s mother took to Twitter to share the tragic news of his passing. “My son Joong Ji made the choice to end his life,” she wrote. “I don’t know how to put my feelings right now into words.”

According to Jeong Joong Ji’s mother, her son took his own life on September 9.

Jeong Joong Ji first entered the spotlight as a contestant on Mnet’s “Produce 101 Season 2” in 2017. The singer was 30 years old (by international reckoning) at the time of his passing.

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We offer our deepest condolences to Jeong Joong Ji’s friends and family during this painful time. May he rest in peace.

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