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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haitsu_takaoga 18th-Dec-2017 03:49 pm (UTC)
SHINee was once my everything. And Jonghyun stayed my SHINee bias until now. Until forever.

I've cried earlier so all I can say now is... I hope he is better place now and know that he is very loved.
So going to be loved forever.
kcaomei 18th-Dec-2017 03:53 pm (UTC)
i'm devastated and at a loss for words. i woke up and saw the news and just sat in bed sobbing

he was such a brave, beautiful human being and shining light. shinee was one of the first kpop groups i got into and him and shinee have gotten me through so much over the years... it breaks my heart that he thought this was the only way. i can't formulate sentences that make much sense right now but i'm sending my thoughts and love to his family, friends, and all other shawols<3 i still can't believe he's truly gone :(
xlovexlessxtyx 18th-Dec-2017 03:53 pm (UTC)
As an American, the south korean music scene always looks so fun from the outside, but the constant schedules of these idols makes me worry about their mental health and stress levels. And I feel like most don't even consider their own personal demons they may or may not be dealing with.

I hope he's at peace. I wish he had been able to reach out to someone in his hour of need. His family and friends are in my prayers.

Edited at 2017-12-18 03:54 pm (UTC)
sodapab 18th-Dec-2017 03:55 pm (UTC)
I don't know what to say, this is so incredibly sad. I feel like my brain is in a weird cycle because I just keep thinking it can't be real and then the reality hits me again.
violentiak 18th-Dec-2017 03:58 pm (UTC)
I literally just found out and I'm so shocked I'm just shaking. Not him, not like this. He was so talented and so caring and good as a person.

I don't want to believe this is real. My heart is breaking to pieces.
u_niverse 18th-Dec-2017 03:59 pm (UTC)
when someone chooses suicide as a way out, they are not only killing themselves, but others who loved them in various other ways.

this still feels so surreal. I'm not a huge Shinee fan but Jonghyun has always been my favourite member. I remember those days when i listened to Ring Ding Dong/Lucifer on repeat and watched all of their performances, and I'm always impressed with how professional/amazing dancers and singers they are, especially Jonghyun.

it's really hard to believe that he's gone just like that. we probably would never know what ultimately pushed him over the edge, but to everyone who loves and misses him, please take care of yourself too. there will always be other ways out, and you're never truly alone.
misspontius 18th-Dec-2017 04:01 pm (UTC)
i really, really hope nothing will be finished before kibum gets there.
theharleyquinn 18th-Dec-2017 04:17 pm (UTC)
Same. I really hope he can make it in time to say goodbye
dirrtypony 18th-Dec-2017 04:01 pm (UTC)
ive been on and off crying all morning.

kpop brings so much joy to my life and it hurts knowing that while im sitting here smiling whiling watching the videos of the artists i love, the artists themselves are in so much pain.
stella_mar1s 18th-Dec-2017 04:02 pm (UTC)
RIP Jonghyun, you will be missed

my condolences to his family, friends, & fans

Edited at 2017-12-18 04:03 pm (UTC)
rightclick5ave 18th-Dec-2017 04:04 pm (UTC)
it scares me that I'm just a casual fan of his and I already feel so affected that I could barely focus on my way home from work.. I can't imagine how Shawols, his family, friends, members, colleagues etc feel.. I'm still not quite sure I can process idol deaths properly, some days what happened to EunB and Rise still doesn't feel real.

what scares me the most is that if someone as pure and beautiful and good and kind as Jonghyun could ultimately still fall prey to depression, how many more around him, in his industry, around me and my friends, feel the same way? the people who try their hardest to be positive are the ones who worry me the most.

I hope Korea starts to take depression and mental health more seriously, let him continue making a difference even with his passing, especially with his passing. don't let this be in vain. EunB and Rise caused me and my friends to make the effort to buckle up in cars and to urge our own idols to do the same. and because of this, we just opened up about our personal problems in our group chat and expressed mutual concern for one another that we normally don't show. that's one small good thing I'm thankful for today..

thank you Jonghyun, you made the world a better place and your contributions will live on. 고상하셨습니다 정말로..
ovanaleen 18th-Dec-2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything you've said. As much as I'm hurting, I know many other's are hurting so much more. And it's terrible how someone so wonderful couldn't bear the burden any longer. I hate to think how many other's are quietly suffering.
cricket 18th-Dec-2017 04:07 pm (UTC)
I still can't believe it. I haven't cried like this since Carrie Fisher died. He was such a kindhearted, caring person and his openness about his mental health struggles was really helpful to me a couple years back, as sure it was for many people, especially his younger fans. I hope he's at peace now. Look after yourselves, everyone.
neongoldtooth 18th-Dec-2017 04:07 pm (UTC)
Ugh this kills me. I feel like I grew up with him. Just shocked. RIP.
ababobaby 18th-Dec-2017 04:07 pm (UTC)
yoogeun’s mom’s post is breaking me
yxerin 18th-Dec-2017 04:08 pm (UTC)
thank you jonghyun for being one of the few genuine ones out there, you were/are so important. hopefully this can serve as a wake-up call abt mental health in south korea
greywonderland 18th-Dec-2017 04:12 pm (UTC)
I have been crying so much today, I feel like I don't have tears left but then I start crying again.. I really hope I woke up tomorrow and this has been just a nightmare. we love you so much<3 rest in peace little one
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