According to the Taiwan Central News Agency (CNA), the former host of the pop show “100% Entertainment” was found by his father in his apartment in the capital Taipei around 11 am local time on Wednesday.
The CNA said police said Huang’s father went to the apartment when he failed to contact his son by phone.
Director of the Qiyan Police Department of the Beitou Branch at the Taipei City Police Department told a news conference that the fire department was responding to calls for death in a building near Sanhe Street.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the body of the former host of “100% entertainment” in the bedroom, in front of the bathroom entrance, with still running water.
The cause of death is still unknown. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, CNA reported.
Police said Huang – known to fans as “The Little Ghost” – returned home on Tuesday night and did not leave, according to the agency.
Huang Hong Shen, born in Huang – became known as the host of a natural program for children called “Follow me, go!” before joining the Japanese-Taiwanese boys’ group HC3. In 2003, after the break-up of the band, he joined another boy band, Cosmo.
As a solo artist he has released five albums and numerous singles.
He starred in television dramas, including “I Love You” and “The Mysterious Incredible Terminator,” before appearing in films, including the Singaporean comedy “Now Famous” and “Din Tao: Parade Leader.”
“Already Famous” director Michelle Chong led an online tribute to Huang, sharing a photo collage of the couple, along with the caption: “Amazing. You will always be the first leading man in my life. RIP.”