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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the3rdjester 18th-Dec-2017 03:11 pm (UTC)
I've known about this for about 2 hours and I still can't fully process it... I may not have been an active fan of Shinee for some years, but when I was, he was the one that got my attention. Such a talented person and such a gentle soul... He will be greatly missed.
When will South Korea stop treating mental illness as a taboo? Its ugly face exists and people who suffer from it should be able to speak up about it and get help! They should not have to hide it and, if they reveal it, get shoved aside and stigmatized!

Edited at 2017-12-18 03:22 pm (UTC)
thranduiles 18th-Dec-2017 03:12 pm (UTC)
i've been avoiding social media for a couple of hours because it's hitting me hard. but man since i heard about it i've just been shocked. i still can't believe it. he was such a beautiful person and i feel so sad that he was hurting so bad that he didn't see another way out. i hope he can find peace up there.

and i hope you all find someone your are able to talk to and don't keep your feelings to yourself. please reach out, even though sometimes you feel it's hard, especially in times like this <3
purring_feline 18th-Dec-2017 03:14 pm (UTC)
I still can not accept this.

Rest in peace Jonghyun, thank you for fighting for so long
miwa201 18th-Dec-2017 03:14 pm (UTC)
i'm so heartbroken. i did not expect this to hit me so hard since i wasn't a fan. but i've always respected him and he's just so damn young. i hope he's at peace now. my thoughts are with his family, especially his poor sister.
star_riku 18th-Dec-2017 03:15 pm (UTC)
I've been crying all morning. People are really cruel, playing on people's emotions and spreading rumors. I don't think I'm okay. As someone who has depression, one of my coping methods for the last...seven? eight? years has been to use Shinee as a means of emotional support. I know Shinee isn't just one person, but I feel like my world has fallen apart, in a way. It feels silly because it's not like I knew him personally but I feel like I lost someone extremely close to me. someone I could always rely on when times got hard. I just don't know you guys.
cettefemme90 18th-Dec-2017 03:16 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. Please take care of yourself and try to do something you enjoy.

Feel free to PM me if you need someone non-judgmental to let it all out to <3
cettefemme90 18th-Dec-2017 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness. I feel so terrible for him that he was struggling so much that he thought this was the only way.

Please take care of yourselves, everyone. OP, thank you so much for putting all of the helplines in the post - very sensible and kind.
blue_ant 18th-Dec-2017 03:19 pm (UTC)
Been a mess since I woke up and have already broken down in front of two coworkers this morning. RIP Jonghyun. I'm so glad I got to see you live with the rest of SHINee. And I am forever grateful to my friend for getting me into you/the group. I hope that you're no longer suffering.

Everyone else, you're not alone.
burnbook31 18th-Dec-2017 03:22 pm (UTC)
I love you, Jonghyun. You have empowered me throughout. You helped me so much during such a critical time of my life. You are loved. You did so well. Rest in peace.
pukingflowers 18th-Dec-2017 03:23 pm (UTC)
Still trying to process everything.... but just want to say that stay strong guys and if it’s too hard, please get help if you think you need it or feel free to dm me im here to talk

Edited at 2017-12-18 03:25 pm (UTC)
kenziekinz09 18th-Dec-2017 03:26 pm (UTC)
I know I’ve been all over the place in this post but anyone who wants/needs to talk or vent can always PM me.
jazzygyu 18th-Dec-2017 03:27 pm (UTC)
I honestly wish I can could go home from work...but it's not like I can tell my manager the reason why I can't focus is because a musician I loved passed away...he's not my family but he did bring me a lot of happiness. I really enjoyed his music. Right now I'm just praying for his family, friends, and shinee members cuz I can't even begin to imagine how they must feel.
evilcoc0nut 18th-Dec-2017 03:27 pm (UTC)
Omg... I wasn't even a fan but I'm just...ugh this is so awful. Everyone around him must be so devastated.

Edited at 2017-12-18 06:41 pm (UTC)
weneedmedicine 18th-Dec-2017 03:28 pm (UTC)
I know very little about Jonghyun, yet here I am crying. Rest in peace<3
honeebs 18th-Dec-2017 03:30 pm (UTC)
Omg ohhhhhh ummm
mylovebelt 18th-Dec-2017 03:31 pm (UTC)
when i got a text from my best friend this moment this is the last thing i expected to see. my heart is beyond broken and i've been crying so hard. i finally feel better but it's hard to breathe. i've been a fan of shinee and jonghyun since i was 12, they've been a constant in my life for almost 10 year and i've loved him very, very much. i'm really going to miss so so him.
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