Shan had also written the Hindi lyrics for a song in Vettah, an upcoming Malayalam film

Young singer and music composer Shan Johnson found dead
news Friday, February 05, 2016 - 18:28

In an incident that has shocked the film fraternity, budding singer-composer Shan Johnson was found dead at a Chennai hotel on Friday. The cause of the 29-year-old celebrity’s death is yet to be confirmed by police.

According to police, the daughter of the late Malayalam composer Johnson Master, Shan had recorded a song on Thursday night and was supposed to continue recording on Friday.

Shan used to write and compose her own songs and was well-versed in Carnatic and Western music. Shan had also written the Hindi lyrics for a song in Vettah, an upcoming Malayalam film.

Shan with family

She sang songs in Malayalam films 'Praise the Lord' and 'Thira' and in a couple of Tamil movies and made her debut as a music composer with the Malayalam film 'His Name is John' in 2013.

Her death comes after her brother died in 2012 in a bike accident. Only two years before that her father had also passed away. She is survived by her mother.

Shan Johnson had updated her Facebook page on Thursday.


Bas Ishq hi hai dhua... Mannat de de eh Khudha... <3Hindi lyrics by me and music by the awesome Shaan Rahman! So here...

Posted by Shan Johnson on Thursday, February 4, 2016


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