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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jaequeeragenda 18th-Dec-2017 04:51 pm (UTC)
absolutely shocking, i still cant believe this is true
spainawards2008 18th-Dec-2017 04:55 pm (UTC)
Jonghyun was such a wonderful person. I hate that things turned out like this for him.
I hope his family and friends take care of each other well. This must be devastating for them.
RIP Jonghyun x
pandaapple27 18th-Dec-2017 05:01 pm (UTC)
He was my first ever bias and I'm just at a lost for words. His music was a place of solace for me. I don't know what to say. I really thought he was getting better. I don't know how to explain but whenever I see idols like him talk about depression and you can see the progression in their moods, it gives me hope that I too can overcome it.

My thoughts and prayers are with his mom and his sister I really hope they're ok and same to all the shinee members. this is just awful I still can't believe this is true.
rosiemotleymind 18th-Dec-2017 05:04 pm (UTC)

I’ve been watching this for a few minutes now. This is ultimately one of my favorite Shinee moments especially Jonghyun’s. Just being a fan of this group was fulfilling. Jonghyun never failed to boost fans up and was so grateful and it showed. I’m trying not to cry again but...seriously this song and this moment is amazing.
ababobaby 18th-Dec-2017 05:14 pm (UTC)
god this video has been circling around twitter and it made me bawl so much
teatarishidaiko 18th-Dec-2017 05:04 pm (UTC)
This is just so sad... RIP.
micksters 18th-Dec-2017 05:06 pm (UTC)
i can't process this i've been crying on and off for the past three hours or so
shinee helped me so much in my teen years they were beautiful and bright and i can't believe that he's gone
i can't

rest in peace sweet love you're no longer hurting anymore xxxx
spread 18th-Dec-2017 05:07 pm (UTC)
I don't.
My everything hurts.

I can't even process this right now...
areumi 18th-Dec-2017 05:08 pm (UTC)
it's really unfortunate that he didn't get the help he deserved. :(

rest in peace, jonghyun. thank you for sharing your life and talent to the world. you will always be an inspiration to others. i hope you knew how much impact you left on peoples' lives. i wish you are in a much better place now where you can be truly happy.

tinzedesu 18th-Dec-2017 05:09 pm (UTC)
This is the first thing I read after I wake up and dammit, it's so heartbreaking. This is definitely not the reality that we all wanted. I am just a casual fan of SHINee but Jonghyun has always been my favorite. Another talented and beautiful soul has left the world, I hope he is now in a better place, free of any pain. I am still shocked and incredibly sad, and I don't think I can listen to any SHINee song anytime soon 😭 Rest in peace, Jonghyun.
merylsteep 18th-Dec-2017 05:09 pm (UTC)
RIP, Jonghyun. You were an inspiration to many with your many talents and goodness of heart. May you finally find the peace and comfort you rightfully deserve. :((
burger 18th-Dec-2017 05:10 pm (UTC)
i remember their debut. i feel like i grew up with them in a way and i met so many people thanks to them, had so many wonderful times thanks to them. i met online friends in person to see shinee twice and it was like a dream. shinee were such a constant for me, they hold so many precious memories and gave me so much. but even moreso than all that, i'm going through some terrible stuff right now and selfishly, i feel scared, because if jonghyun, who went through such hell and tried to do it with a smile on his face for the most part and while helping as many people as he could, couldn't beat this, then how can i?
kenata 18th-Dec-2017 05:11 pm (UTC)
i'm having a really, really hard time with this. i'm so sad. i don't have the words to express how much shinee means to me...i'm just devastated right now and i can't stop crying...
ababobaby 18th-Dec-2017 05:12 pm (UTC)
a little something that helped me smile tonight

spread 18th-Dec-2017 05:14 pm (UTC)

My King.
I hope you're no longer in pain...
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