Chennai: Singer Shan Johnson found dead at her home

Police said Shan Johnson had come to her flat after completing a recording session here and was scheduled to go for another assignment this morning.

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | Updated: February 6, 2016 5:50 pm
shah johnson, shah johnsondeath, shah johnson demise, shah johnson dies, shah johnson dead, entertainment news Shan Johnson (29), singer and daughter of famous Malayalam music composer Johnson who passed away in August 2011, was found dead in her Chennai apartment on February 5.

Shan Johnson (29), singer and daughter of famous Malayalam music composer Johnson who passed away in August 2011, was found dead in her Chennai apartment on February 5. Sources close to her family said she was working in Chennai and stayed at an apartment near Kodambakkam.

Shan was to travel to Kochi Saturday to prepare for her second marriage. Her first marriage was a failure and she had been legally separated.

A senior police officer said Shan’s mother Rani (55) was in Chennai and the two were to travel to Kochi together.

“We are told that she reached home around 9.30pm Thursday. Her mother is at a relative’s house in Mylapore,” an officer said. He added that when Shan did not respond to calls, her mother alerted one of her friends, who reached her apartment. When Shan did not open the door despite repeated attempts, police was alerted. “When we broke open the door, she was lying on the bed. There were no signs of a suicide. She has been suffering from health problems and was under medication. That could also be a reason for the sudden death,” he said. Police has registered a case of unnatural death and sent the body to Royapettah general hospital for postmortem.

Her father Johnson had composed songs for more than 300 Malayalam films and won several state and national awards.

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First Published on: February 6, 2016 2:47 am
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    svs
    Feb 6, 2016 at 6:10 am
    These days youngsters burn themselves to keep pace with compeion, unmindful of their health problems and the need to give a 'break' to the body and soul. Really shocking to hear about death of an young artist.
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      heart1 heart2
      Feb 6, 2016 at 3:42 pm
      Me personally think Nothing of the sort that keeping up with compeion means unmindful of health problems stress etc., There is something called healthy stress healthy compeion and in todays world one cannot be out of compeion too !..generally people arrive at their own conclusions that if some one dies young it must be stress compeion and Had they rested taken good care of themselves healthwise they would be alive.But i Believe it is all destiny!
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        heart1 heart2
        Feb 6, 2016 at 3:35 pm
        why have you put a meaningless reaction counter? Remove it at once.. It i really very painful to read about an young talented musician girl ping away ..RIP Ms shan .
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          Irada
          Feb 6, 2016 at 12:56 pm
          Can you please change the reaction counter?! How can one be Happy, Excited or Amused at a person's demise?!
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            janarthanan
            Feb 10, 2016 at 2:37 pm
            RIP..!
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              Pat Tejsinghani
              Feb 6, 2016 at 7:17 am
              God please make her mother strong, so that she can bear the loss of life of such Talented singer
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                Deepak
                Feb 7, 2016 at 2:37 pm
                Extremely saddening and unbelievable to hear that she died of cardiac arrest at 29. Not sure if there was any foul play and if the cops and docs are trying to close a case to avoid damage to Chennai image. Very strange, she seems to have lost her brother in 2014 in an accident and her father in 2012.
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                  David
                  Feb 6, 2016 at 9:00 am
                  Come back home. And come back home to all that are lost of Sanatan Dharma. The most refined and ultimate reality.
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                    sabi
                    Feb 6, 2016 at 4:46 am
                    to the reactions counter , you can add one more, "sad !!!" that ' what i feel !!
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                      Sathish
                      Feb 6, 2016 at 8:41 am
                      I a way it is good that she died before the marriage, else the police criminals would have got a great chance to rape her new husband.
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                        Sathish
                        Feb 6, 2016 at 8:51 am
                        May her mother gain enough strength to tide this demise.
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                          sukh
                          Feb 12, 2016 at 2:45 am
                          RIP
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                            Vasudevan Venugopal
                            Feb 6, 2016 at 11:06 am
                            Shan, you achieved quite a lot and did your illustrious late father proud. Your death is an irreparable loss. How and why did you die? May you rest in peace.
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