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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u_know 18th-Dec-2017 03:32 pm (UTC)
Rest in peace Jonghyun ❤️
swegkitten 18th-Dec-2017 03:32 pm (UTC)
shinee was my first kpop group and he was my first bias...he was an inspiration to me because of all that he did and was. we knew about his struggle with mental illness and i used to tell myself that if he can be okay then so can i. i was reading turtles all the way down when i decided to check my phone and saw the news. went straight into denial and told myself that i'll acknowledge it when it's a post on omona. shut myself out long enough to finish the book and then cried my heart out for a while. now here i am. rest in peace and i hope at least now he knows how much of a light his existence was and will continue to be in his words, actions and music.
benihime99 18th-Dec-2017 03:33 pm (UTC)
Part of me still refuse to believe it's true

I feel sorry for his sister and his family, I hope they're well cared for
Shinees members too
jillyjellly 18th-Dec-2017 03:34 pm (UTC)
i'm at a loss of words

rip we love you
iluvkidnappers 18th-Dec-2017 03:34 pm (UTC)
I haven't logged into LJ in years but I wanted to give you all a giant hug. I know a lot of you are hurting :( I'm so sorry
icystatic 18th-Dec-2017 03:36 pm (UTC)
Don't usually comment but realised that it's healthier to get this expressed..
Shinee was there for me when I was coming out of a really dark place and struggling some social stigma of being a kpop fan.
But following their live stages, witnessing their work ethic, and Jonghyun's compositions in particular gave me lots of energy to keep going.
Gloomy Clock was on constant replay throughout uni for comfort on the sadness days, will be forever grateful for that. RIP <3
gdithero 18th-Dec-2017 03:36 pm (UTC)
its been hours and i still cant believe. RIP. My heart goes out to his family and friends

i cant believe some assholes on nb are using this to speculate abt his personal life though. have some empathy ffs
alleybetwixt 18th-Dec-2017 03:37 pm (UTC)
Sick and numb.

I remember watching SHINee debut on livestream like it was yesterday. Watched his career for nine years.

I've dreaded this kind of headline in Kpop for some time. I hoped it would never happen.

I can't process that it did. I can't process that it was Jonghyun.

Completely devastated.
torontok 18th-Dec-2017 03:38 pm (UTC)
His organs are going to be donated.
musicnkisses 18th-Dec-2017 03:41 pm (UTC)
I don’t know why, but this makes everything feel final D:
xitoshiixhitox 18th-Dec-2017 03:40 pm (UTC)
I'm reading all of this and sm's confirmation but I'm still not processing it, it doesn't feel real.

Jonghyun was so incredibly brave and inspiring. He meant and always will mean a lot to so many people. 27 is so young but it's also so long when you're suffering. Rest in peace Jonghyun, you did so well.

I hope everyone here is doing ok and doing the things they need to do to take care of themselves, you are important too <3
honeebs 18th-Dec-2017 03:40 pm (UTC)
Oh my god you guys....fans, everyone take care.
Fans take care, i know the impact idols have on people and this can hurt like a family member.

Stay in here if you need to, don't search for info it could be very triggering.

Heart goes out to his family and friends.
May his soul be at peace.

minho_lover 18th-Dec-2017 03:44 pm (UTC)

woke up to this.....im just a loss at words.....shinee was my first kpop group when i was 14, they helped me through everything,,,im so heartbroken. rest in paradise, jonghyun. we love you ❤️

savaburry 18th-Dec-2017 03:44 pm (UTC)
i always knew about shinee, but recently ive really been delving deep and getting to know them and im just...so sad. i know we always say we don't know celebrities, but there is a connection there. when someone brings you so much happiness..it's hard not to have one. and it's just a horrible thing that someone so good can struggle. no one deserves that. i'm sad that he had to suffer like this, but I'm so happy for all that he did to let people know he cared, and that people care about them too
normanikordei 18th-Dec-2017 04:35 pm (UTC)
jrt131n 18th-Dec-2017 03:44 pm (UTC)

This hurts so fucking much. My mind is in shambles right. I can't think and I want to go home....

benihime99 18th-Dec-2017 03:45 pm (UTC)
I'm still waiting for that 'haha bad joke'
I'm still waiting for someone to say this is fake
I dreaded this post, I dreaded SM statement because I don't want it to be real

This has to be fake
adlyeith 18th-Dec-2017 03:53 pm (UTC)
That's how I felt when I saw messages about it on social media this morning; that it was just some cruel, terrible joke, and that he was going to tweet that he was fine, just another celebrity death hoax.
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