7:16 am - 12/18/2017

[Breaking News] SHINee’s Jonghyun Has Passed Away; Police and SM Confirm

Police have confirmed that SHINee’s Jonghyun (27) has passed away, and are currently investigating the singer’s death.

According to the police and fire department, Jonghyun was found unconscious in a residence on December 18 at approximately 6:45 p.m. KST. Emergency responders performed CPR and the singer was immediately rushed to the hospital, but in the end, Jonghyun was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead.

The police arrived at the scene at a report of disappearance filed by Jonghyun’s older sister, who reportedly received a final text from Jonghyun that led her to believe he would be attempting suicide.

At the residence, which, according to a source, was not Jonghyun’s own home but a place he had reserved for two nights, police found what appears to be burned coal, leading them to suspect the death was by suicide. However, police are still investigating the matter and have not confirmed the cause of death.

Jonghyun’s agency, SM Entertainment, reportedly cannot be reached at the moment.


Source: Soompi, 1, 2, 3, 4, SonexStella

I'm stunned and numb with disbelief.  I didn't want to believe it when I saw a mutual mention it on tumblr, and though someone was just playing some kind of sick joke, until I saw tons of news outlets confirming the information when I searched for it.

Edit OP note: I removed the text that Jongyun sent his sister, once it was pointed out that that shouldn't be something that gets spread around.  I'm sorry that I didn't realize that originally, and I apologize if it upset anyone further.

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normanikordei 18th-Dec-2017 02:49 pm (UTC)
I have such a soft spot for jjong despite not being super into shinee. he just seemed so good, like genuinely such a good good person. so talented, so well spoken. this is such a loss.
setsuna16 18th-Dec-2017 02:50 pm (UTC)
I'm shocked. Utterly shocked. I know that death/suicide rates among idols is far too high, but this is still so... wow.

I'm worried about copycats among the fanbase and I implore anyone who is feeling like they need help to get it at any time. There is no shame in reaching out for help.
smilla_sini 18th-Dec-2017 02:50 pm (UTC)
May he rest in peace.
I calmed down a bit after logging off twitter, but then a couple hours later opened the app again and saw those tweets about him allegedly still being alive, and right after that SM's confirmation that he passed away, and it just made it worse. I wish people stopped spreading speculations when there is already an official statement. Just stop. It is devastating.
pisceanfelt 18th-Dec-2017 02:51 pm (UTC)
My first reaction to friends telling me on FB messanger was "are you fucking kidding me?" I can't believe this. I mean I can because honestly?? This world is fucking shitty and depression is even shittier on top of that. It just sucks that the lights that guide us through the darkness burn out before their time. On one hand, I hope he's finally at peace. On the other... Jjong why...
sra_interesante 18th-Dec-2017 02:51 pm (UTC)
i feel so numb .... im so heartbroken right now

i will be forever in shock after this

i feel kpop stan inside me kinda died too

jjong i will always love you, im sorry you end up like this ... im sorry you felt this was your only option

i will always pray you are in peace now
redgreendress 18th-Dec-2017 02:51 pm (UTC)
I'm numb. I don't know what to say about Jonghyun except that he was a sweetheart and he will be missed.

Just want to say to everyone, take care of yourselves and take some time to talk to someone who can give you some emotional support. If you're anything like me reading about this stuff can make you really fragile, or make you feel worse if you were already feeling fragile. Just make sure there's someone, anyone, who can be there for you. Don't let this shit accumulate until you feel like you're falling apart.
punkylana 18th-Dec-2017 02:53 pm (UTC)
sm confirmed it, it's over. thank you for everything jonghyun
lily_of_west 18th-Dec-2017 02:54 pm (UTC)
I logged in after months because I can't believe this is real. May God grant him peace and serenity and strength to his family and loved ones.

goshipgurl 18th-Dec-2017 03:07 pm (UTC)
i love this cover of him
clairter 18th-Dec-2017 02:54 pm (UTC)

A friend just texted me and I cannot believe this..... I'm so devastated, I hope his family and friends get the help the deserve.. tbh, Jonghyun was the main reason I entered the kpop world and he helped me a lot with his blue night radion to help me cope with my own depression, to think it came to this... I just hope he can finally rest in peace.
Jonghyun was not only a great artist but a great human, the world is a little less brighter today.

minah_aplus 18th-Dec-2017 02:57 pm (UTC)
Wow...this...I'm speechless...this is heartbreaking. I can't believe it...
frequency 18th-Dec-2017 03:03 pm (UTC)
jesus christ that's fucking awful. i'm seriously shocked. it just seems so surreal right now.
kenziekinz09 18th-Dec-2017 03:05 pm (UTC)
timetobegin 18th-Dec-2017 03:08 pm (UTC)
For anyone clicking the link: beware of Koreaboo's twitter feed, they've uploaded pics of the appartment where Jonghyun was found unresponsive.
ultimaaa 18th-Dec-2017 03:06 pm (UTC)
Jesus. :( I thought it was a hoax when I saw it on Facebook when I woke up. I still can't believe it...
anconeous OP! Translation of SM's official statement18th-Dec-2017 03:06 pm (UTC)
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