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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keytfelt 18th-Dec-2017 04:12 pm (UTC)
This is such devastating news to wake up to, I wanted to believe it wasn’t true when my friend texted me and I’m still in shock. SHINee has been such a huge part of my life and thinking about how the other boys must be feeling and how his family is feeling just makes me so so sad. I’m so grateful to all Jonghyun has contributed in music, words of wisdom and in keeping me entertained. I’ll miss him so much.
kyokomurasaki 18th-Dec-2017 04:13 pm (UTC)
My friend messaged me the news first thing this morning and I just couldn't believe it. It still feels unreal. Shinee's in my top 5 groups; I just saw them earlier this year and was looking forward to their comeback. Jonghyun was such a sweet and caring person and it kills me that he felt like this was his only option.

I put this in my youtube playlist a long time ago and hadn't really thought about it since I first listened to it but it came into my mind this morning. This one's for you love.

Edited at 2017-12-18 04:40 pm (UTC)
turdferguson 18th-Dec-2017 04:15 pm (UTC)
Jonghyun was everything to this community. THE LEGENDARY PARTY POSTS DURING THEIR COMEBACK. He brought us so many gifts throughout the years. It still doesn't feel real, and I'm definitely not looking forward to the moment reality sets in.

I love you Jonghyun!
volume1995 18th-Dec-2017 04:30 pm (UTC)
god the Lucifer MV post was a fucking blast :(
chikage_chan 18th-Dec-2017 04:17 pm (UTC)
How to go on with my day when all I want to do is lay down in bed and cry? How to deal with your own mother invalidating your feelings and saying you’re stupid for being so sad over someone you never knew? How to deal with knowing that i couldn’t do anything to save someone who gave me so much happiness for 9 years? How can I move on when all I think about is how he felt and how everyone close to him might be feeling now?
I don’t even know what to do, I’m so fucking numb, angry, sad, lost.
belintuchiha 18th-Dec-2017 04:26 pm (UTC)
All of this is me right now :(
I'm at work, just sitting in the office and crying. My head is pounding, all I want to do is to sleep and wish this was all just a bad dream.

Stay strong ♥
lostintheechoes 18th-Dec-2017 04:19 pm (UTC)
i woke up to this not believing that this actually happened. i was in shock and denial at some point this morning. this brought on all the feelings i felt when Linkin Park's Chester Bennington took his own life this past summer. shinee was the group that brought kpop into my life. they hold a special place in ny heart. heaven has gained another angel by a tragic unforseen incident. i am saddened and my condolences go out to his family, the sm family and all the shawols out there through this difficult time.
bob_dabuilda 18th-Dec-2017 04:28 pm (UTC)
Perhaps one of the most soulful, mature idols. I feel like in many cases the least insular and empathetic people are the most likely to commit suicide. Like these people are the ones we need the most to make societies better.


Edited at 2017-12-18 04:29 pm (UTC)
violentiak 18th-Dec-2017 04:32 pm (UTC)
Gosh, I can't believe the people on Twitter with "Oh, no more JongKey" comments. Jesus, This is a bit more than that.

I am devastated and i wish I was alone at home so I could cry in peace, but I'm at my mom's and even if I told her what happened, I don't want to show her how broken I am.
evilcoc0nut 18th-Dec-2017 07:01 pm (UTC)
Wtf that's so gross. Shippers are deranged. Someone lost their life and that's all they care about wow.
lovealwaysliana 18th-Dec-2017 04:33 pm (UTC)
I feel honored that I got to see Shinee in LA last year. I have no idea where the group is gonna go from here. Their music is just like... everything to me. I love it so much. My heart is breaking so much, for the members, family, friends, fans, everyone. I just keep asking why but... we'll never get any answers. I hope everyone else is okay and we don't see another suicide. I hope something is done for these idols and everyone who needs help.

Edited at 2017-12-18 04:34 pm (UTC)
peachie_ego 18th-Dec-2017 04:34 pm (UTC)
Man man man...This is beyond just sf sad. Im still in shock and just straight up sadden. I love Shinee and Jonghyun was my favorite member. Its going to be do hard to listen to their music. Just thinking about it is making me choke up inside.
zionarmin 18th-Dec-2017 04:38 pm (UTC)
Shit shit shit shit I'm not okay. I'm seriously crying at work right now and I have so much work to do.
I think I'll have to excuse myself for a minute and call my dad, I can't handle this alone.

This is not something I expected at all. Jesus I...

I'm shaking, I'm so heartbroken. I want it to be a lie.


I hope his family is ok. I hope the SHINee members are ok.
Poor Jonghyun, I wish he would've reached out.
Rest in peace. He was such an angel irl.
bluebandit77 18th-Dec-2017 04:41 pm (UTC)
I don't know what to say...JFC

rest in peace<3
merely_a_facade 18th-Dec-2017 04:42 pm (UTC)
i thought this was a joke when i woke up & checked my phone :\

even though i was never a SHINee fan, i can appreciate how their music & their performances. even though i was never a jonghyun fan, i can appreciate how thoughtful & kind he was. this hits home in a particularly vulnerable way. sending thoughts to his loved ones. rest in peace. you've fought the good fight, jonghyun.

(& now im going to take my mental health day... :( )

Edited at 2017-12-18 04:42 pm (UTC)
laikiia 18th-Dec-2017 04:47 pm (UTC)
I can't process this. I've been feeling empty all day, it feels like a nightmare.
May he rest in peace. My heart goes out to his loved ones.
tokyocinema 18th-Dec-2017 04:48 pm (UTC)
I feel numb, after crying on and off.
I wish someone noticed. I wish someone would’ve listened. (I suffer from mental illness myself so I know how hard it to talk when you need help.)

All I can do is think about how difficult life will be for his family, his friends, the members, the fans. How i’m dreading turning on my shuffle just in case I hear one of his songs or a Shinee song and I will crumple into a sobbing mess. I also think about how he’s finally free. He won’t be suffering anymore. You lived well, dear.

He will always be one of the driving inspirations behind my music. He will always be loved.
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