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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geniebsmart 18th-Dec-2017 05:54 pm (UTC)
Rest In Peace, Jonghyun. You were truly a precious gift to the world. I pray for peace for his family and friends as well.

Ugh, I still can’t believe this...
otraera 18th-Dec-2017 05:58 pm (UTC)
everything hurts.
tsubaki874 18th-Dec-2017 06:05 pm (UTC)
Honestly speechless, I just can't really process this. If you're struggling with depression please get help.
genesisgrey 18th-Dec-2017 06:05 pm (UTC)
I saw this on the BBC and went numb.
annayism 18th-Dec-2017 06:07 pm (UTC)
no... he was my first kpop bias. i still have all of my shinee albums and merch in a corner of my room :( i don't know how to feel right now.. rest in peace jjong
sforza 18th-Dec-2017 06:08 pm (UTC)
I've just seen this, and I am devastated. It doesn't seem real, it really doesn't seem real at all. I made a noise upon seeing this and dad was like what's wrong? I began to explain and he goes oh! yeah, the guy in the Korean band, yeah. I think it's a testament to how beloved he was that his death is being reported on so widely that even my dad knows.

I haven't really kept up with SHINee properly in a long time, but I still saw about their activities, together and solo, and he still had a special place in my heart. I hope he rests in piece, at the very least. The world is more for having had his presence in it.
yaoidemon 18th-Dec-2017 06:10 pm (UTC)
I was hoping this was a hoax, still in shock after reading the news of this.
ashiva 18th-Dec-2017 06:13 pm (UTC)
Jonghyun was my favorite SHINee member, so this news is making me very sad.

adenar 18th-Dec-2017 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm struggling mentally to process this

I remember how much it affected me when the Ladies Code crash happened; if anyone wants someone to lend an empathetic ear, my inbox is open, as is my tumblrinbox.
agitatorswaltz 18th-Dec-2017 06:16 pm (UTC)
My boyfriend texted me this morning and I didn't believe him. I came onto Omona and...I'm just in shock. I'm still in shock and that was 5 hours ago. I know as soon as I get home from work I'm gonna lose it.

He did so much for me, and I couldn't do anything for him.

Big ol' Omona group hug right now, y'all.
ganzcyn 18th-Dec-2017 06:18 pm (UTC)
I think im still in shock.
Shinee's music was everything to me when i needed it the most. They helped overcome the loss of one of my dearest friends.
Kim Jonghyun im gonna miss you, I hope you're finally at peace.
rougepoison 18th-Dec-2017 06:24 pm (UTC)
Ok my local news (I live in Quebec) is reporting on his death and that just makes too real. I've been feeling numb since the morning and had the worst idea of watching this vid and started sobbing halfway through:

I just can't believe this is happening. I'm so sad. RIP Kim Jonghyun. I'm glad I managed to catch a glimpse of you in real life when I saw you guys last year. Tho it is bittersweet because I had no idea how much you were suffering behind that smile....

I don't know how I'm going to get through the day tbh
leavesabound 18th-Dec-2017 06:24 pm (UTC)
It’s been hours, but I still can’t really take this in. Like my brain refuses to comprehend what this means.
sayuridoll 18th-Dec-2017 06:24 pm (UTC)

Holy shit. I was at work when I read about this. This is insane. I don’t follow Shinee closely but I’ve always enjoyed their music and watched their variety shows. I’ve always known Jonghyun was outspoken and stood up for what he believed in.

goshipgurl 18th-Dec-2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
i hope you're doing fine, please dont hesitate to message me if you want to talk!!!!!
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