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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blah379 18th-Dec-2017 06:25 pm (UTC)
Just when 2017 couldn't get any worse...
SHINee was one of the first boy groups I got into when I first got into K-Pop. Not that Jonghyun was my bias, but this is hitting me hard. Damn. Times like these remind me how dark K-Pop can be, even though, oddly enough, some of us get into it because we think it's lighter, so to speak, compared to what we would normally listen to.

Edited at 2017-12-18 07:11 pm (UTC)
seroquels 18th-Dec-2017 06:25 pm (UTC)
I had my phone off since Saturday night and turned it on just an hour or so ago. My bff texted me to warn me before I got on social media to see this.

I can't stop crying. It just doesn't seem real.

My heart goes out to his mom and especially his sister. Finding a loved one dead isn't something I'd wish on anyone.

I'm glad SM canceled the rest of SHINee's schedules...

You will be missed Jonghyun. RIP

Edited at 2017-12-18 06:26 pm (UTC)
violentiak 18th-Dec-2017 06:27 pm (UTC)
Someone posted this part of his Esquire interview and I'm an emotional mess again.

Jonghyun: A few years ago, I was crying and whining at my mom and sister while I was really drunk. I asked my mom and my sister.. it wasn’t long after we’d moved. I asked them if they were happy. I got drunk and woke up my entire sleeping family, like some ahjussi. It had been my number one goal in life, you know, to make my mom and sister happy. They both woke up and told me they were happy. But I was so envious at the fact that they were able to reply that they were, indeed, happy. Because it wasn’t like that for me. I told them while sobbing: "I want to be happy too." Then I felt like I’d done my mom and sister wrong. But from then on, I started contemplating about happiness. For about six months, I pondered specifically over what I would need to do in order to become happy. I think that time of transformation has come. I think I need to become happy, now. I must become happy. I am going to be happy.

Dear Jjong, I hope you have found your happiness.
rosiemotleymind 18th-Dec-2017 06:34 pm (UTC)
This is making me tear up again. being happy is harder than some people think. I just...this is just a lot.
antrea 18th-Dec-2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
I still can't comprehend this
Really really heartbreaking
boxcuttergirl 18th-Dec-2017 06:35 pm (UTC)
this can't be real...
bea_chan22 18th-Dec-2017 06:37 pm (UTC)
I still feel numb after hours of learning about his death. I've gone to work and it feels like I'm in auto-pilot mode.

Ngl, I'm angry at SM. They allegedly disbanded Milk Club and prevented them to speak about their experience. And now, he's gone. I just wish this is a wake-up call for them, but I'm not holding my breath on it.
queenhinata 18th-Dec-2017 06:38 pm (UTC)
it’s been hours and I’m still shocked and sad

I’ve been a fan since 2009 and shinee was one of my first groups...
misspontius 18th-Dec-2017 06:38 pm (UTC)
does anyone know anything abt the members? :/ besides that key was in portugal but is on his way to korea.
kenata 18th-Dec-2017 06:47 pm (UTC)
i've been seeing some mentions of minho fainting upon hearing the news, but haven't seen any sources

bulimia 18th-Dec-2017 06:39 pm (UTC)
so sad. twitter is a mess rn.
lovejae23 18th-Dec-2017 06:47 pm (UTC)
It's been years since I've followed kpop or posted in the comm but I will always remember the happiness that jonghyun brought me. He was truly one of the good ones ❤️.

anyone here that still remember the epic lucifer album post? Or following hello baby religiously each week? :') I will miss you so much Jonghyun, rest in peace sweet angel.
bea_chan22 18th-Dec-2017 06:50 pm (UTC)
My goodness, the mention of Hello Baby. Seeing some translation of Yoogeun's mum's post make me ache. The kid apparently can't believe it and cried to sleep because of the news. Poor kid. :(

Those Lucifer posts were such a fun time in this comm, is2g. That was my happiest memory of this community - everyone practically joined and posted so much glitter text.
rissane 18th-Dec-2017 06:53 pm (UTC)
I still can't believe this and I can't process any of this. I was out with my friends to celebrate my birthday when I read about it on Twitter and I just? Couldn't wrap my mind around it? Took me hours to realize it was real. It's just so sad that someone who brought such light and inspiration to others was suffering so much and felt so alone. :( I wish he had known how loved he was. I hope he's at peace now.
xilopia 18th-Dec-2017 06:54 pm (UTC)
i don't know what to do. it keeps hitting me in waves, over and over again and suddenly i'm crying again without noticing.

i just don't have the words. i love him so much.
bea_chan22 18th-Dec-2017 06:54 pm (UTC)
"SM Entertainment has set up a separate venue for fans to pay their final respects to Jonghyun Starting from December 19, 12pm KST @ Asan Medical Center Funeral Hall"

source: https://twitter.com/OH_mes/status/942824188318011393

It's super hard and painful to see such news about him.

lovejae23 18th-Dec-2017 06:58 pm (UTC)
I will always remember the first time I heard you sing, thank you for sharing your heart and soul with us Jonghyun.

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