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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dbsked 18th-Dec-2017 05:17 pm (UTC)
this is so heartbreaking and sad.

bauci 18th-Dec-2017 05:18 pm (UTC)
It's hard to breathe.
I hope this will open a conversation in SKorea about mental health and accessibility to help and understandung.
2cutelena 18th-Dec-2017 05:19 pm (UTC)
I read this on twitter and was praying for it to not be true. For it to be a mistranslation or something. "It's not real till it's on Omona". I was thrilled when the sexist women was the first post, then my heart dropped when I saw his picture. I never got into Shinee, but Jonghyun seemed like such a genuine soul. He was far far too young and depression is such a deadly disease that takes far too many of the youngest and brightest. I hope he's resting in peace and bliss it seems he never fully had on earth. I pray his family, friends, and those that loved him pull through and receive lots of support and comfort. I especially hope his mom and sister as well as Shinee members are being supported. I especially hope this has Korean really ready to talk about and combat depression and no longer treat it as taboo and something all in the persons head that is normally dismissed or shamed. Too many of their citizens have died die to this disease for that mindset to carry on.

Please everyone stay strong. Reach out if you are in need of help find someone, anyone to talk to (inbox me). You're lives are too important, you matter (big or small) to someone somewhere. Please don't deprive them and us and the world as whole of you. Remember all things come to pass. My favorite mantra when go through hardship: cry or whoever while counting to 10 and then say "and this too shall pass". Stay strong y'all. May he have been and continue to Rest In Peace.
greasetastic_x 18th-Dec-2017 05:20 pm (UTC)
I've been crying all morning. I feel very hollow.
You are loved and in a better place Jonghyun. Thank you for all the music and happiness that you've brought to me within the last 6 years.
yumekanau 18th-Dec-2017 05:20 pm (UTC)
This is extremely hard-hitting. I wasn’t a SHINee super fan (not that it matters), but their dancing and songs were so catchy. I can’t begin to imagine how his super fans, co-workers, friends, and family are feeling.

And let me break the flow of sadness to remind everyone that mental health is just as important as physical health. A sickness is a sickness. It cannot always be helped on your own. If you need help, get help; forget society or whoever frowns on your decisions to get help. I know it’s easier said than done, but in case it hasn’t resonated enough.
scheisse 18th-Dec-2017 05:24 pm (UTC)
I’m devastated but also so very angry. No matter how many times he talked about it and how open he was, it seemed like no one reached out. No matter how many times this happens, companies do nothing, or at least nothing that has an effect. This shouldn’t have happened.
babyjenkski 18th-Dec-2017 05:56 pm (UTC)
I understand how you feel. When I read this post from about his last conversation with a friend, I felt so bad to see that music is the source of his frustrations. That he felt inferior. That he feels like he's being bumped down as he got older. He's adored by many and his fans will keep on supporting him.

I really wish he didn't have those thoughts. But since this has happened, I hope people wont forget how talented he is and that he is a good son and brother.
mymanhas2jobs 18th-Dec-2017 05:26 pm (UTC)
nonononononononono im shaking wtf
theweebdream 18th-Dec-2017 05:28 pm (UTC)
Fuckkkkkk I never even followed shinee and I’m crying...I lost someome to OD around this time last year so that doesn’t help....
kicking_tenshi 18th-Dec-2017 05:32 pm (UTC)
This doesn't feel real.
suggestivepeach 18th-Dec-2017 05:34 pm (UTC)
Really didn't want this to be true. I don't know how to feel anything except devastation at this point.
violoncelliste 18th-Dec-2017 05:35 pm (UTC)
i've been crying for hours and i'm so exhausted. my head hurts and i don't know what to do with myself

he was simply wonderful and i absolutely loved him. he was one of very few celebrities with whom i could identify in terms of mental health and he was so open and so understanding.

i wish more was done to help him. he was such an honest to god good person and he didn't deserve to feel this alone
almanac09 18th-Dec-2017 05:35 pm (UTC)
He was my first fave when I got into kpop in 2009 and seemed like such a kind and genuine soul. So awful.. I hope he rests in peace.

I feel so sad for all fans, his family and close friends, the members, his colleagues, Roo.. I hope they all are given the time and space to grieve.

And I hope everyone here will be ok too. Sending hugs
rainstormraider 18th-Dec-2017 05:48 pm (UTC)
Not him.
Not Jonghyun.
lovebeat_down 18th-Dec-2017 05:49 pm (UTC)
Rip jognhyun

Shinee was the first group i became obsessed with...
mntsuklaa 18th-Dec-2017 05:50 pm (UTC)
Holy fucking shit I checked twitter and was wondering why Shawols and Jonghyun were trending and this hit me out of nowhere. This is going to take a while to sink in. He was my age too.
My condolences to his friends and family and fans, I was obsessed with Shinee during their Romeo/Lucifer promos.
I had a really stressful day at work so I was having a drink but now I might get another.
RIP vocal prince.
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