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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cafetin99 18th-Dec-2017 07:00 pm (UTC)
I'm fucking crying, I can't believe it, I don't want to... Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
asnindie 18th-Dec-2017 07:03 pm (UTC)
I am broken. Incant even inagine the anguish this poor soul had tosuffer. Please be free Jonghyun. You were more loved than you could have imagined.
lilolamb90 18th-Dec-2017 07:04 pm (UTC)
I'm devastated....

I just can't believe it. SHINee was the 1st group i got into when i discovered all the joys of kpop...

What his family and friends must be going through, i cannot even imagine.

Depression is something that can really get its claws into you and its so hard to free yourself from it.

May he rest in everlasting peace.
ontamitaco 18th-Dec-2017 07:06 pm (UTC)
I'm in disbelief. I thought that at my age I would never cry for an artist's death, and yet the moment I read the news I cried. I really wanted this to be a cruel joke, or a failed suicide attempt, I'm not a shawol but I had the biggest soft spot for him, he's one of the few idols that I 100% followed because I admired his talent, and I liked him even more when I saw how kind he was and how much he tried to use his voice to help others. I think he was probably my favourite idol. To think that I missed the only chance I had to see him perform last year will always be on my mind. [Trigger warning for depression]It's so heartbreaking, I've battled with depression from my teens to my adult life, suicidal thoughts being an everyday thing, but I've always managed to keep them under control by thinking that even if I'm not that young anymore, I can still do something big, I can still change someone's life, maybe I will someday travel, as untalented and dimwitted as I am maybe there's something out there waiting for me. When I read that someone like Jonghyun, someone talented, with so much to give to the world, someone whose existence had an impact on so much people, it breaks my heart to know that he felt like there was no other option. I'm sorry for the blogpost, but after reading my comment I think that this probably affected me more than I thought it did.[Spoiler (click to open)]
haymitch 18th-Dec-2017 07:28 pm (UTC)
there is something more waiting for you. please hang in there and know that life has so much to show you.
marizl 18th-Dec-2017 07:07 pm (UTC)

God this is so sad. RIP Jonghyun you will really be missed.

noonakaia 18th-Dec-2017 07:10 pm (UTC)
This is heartbreaking, I'm still shocked and in a state of disbelief.

Edited at 2017-12-18 07:10 pm (UTC)
leighbee333 18th-Dec-2017 07:10 pm (UTC)

I was looking through the translation tag on fyjjong, and found this kind of unsettling/sad update - was he saying he had watched 13 Reasons Why and it resonated with him, or just that the subject resonates with him? I don't quite understand the trans/what he's saying...
byeolbyeol 18th-Dec-2017 07:13 pm (UTC)
ah yeah. that. he said he didn't watch the show but that he'd written a song about how rumors affect people - which ended up being the song waffle from his concert last week, sigh.
volume1995 18th-Dec-2017 07:12 pm (UTC)
its been hours but my brain still can't comprehend the fact that we'll never see his beautiful smile or hear his soothing voice again.
i sincerely hope he's happy now and that he's finally at rest... i wish i could've done something for him... god :( i hate this i hate this i hate this im so messed up
miss you already jjong :(
glokmusic 18th-Dec-2017 07:15 pm (UTC)

Rest In Peace, angel. See you on the other side.

she_devil666 18th-Dec-2017 07:25 pm (UTC)
I... I still can't believe this. I still want this to be a bad dream but it's not. He's really gone. An angel has gone back to sing with his kind. Thanks for the memories Jonghyun. You will be missed dearly.
juhli 18th-Dec-2017 07:33 pm (UTC)
Jonghyunah, you lived well. thank you and rest in peace.
bluepancakes2 18th-Dec-2017 07:41 pm (UTC)
life is too short. i can only imagine what he's been going through in the past decade or so in the industry
lazmy 18th-Dec-2017 07:50 pm (UTC)

i saw a RIP post on instagram and was instantly pissed that someone would joke about that. i am in complete disbelief. there's no way this is happening

oh my god

apori 18th-Dec-2017 07:56 pm (UTC)
It's been almost 12 hours since I saw the confirmed news and I'm still not able to believe it fully. I've been reading everyone else's comments (including some on twitter) and find it somewhat """"comforting"""", that is, knowing/confirming how loved he is and that it's not just me who is distraught to the point of dysfunction over this.

I hope he's at peace now. My heart breaks for his mother and sister, they were his everything and I'm sure he was theirs.
shazz_chan 18th-Dec-2017 08:01 pm (UTC)
I just woke up to see this, had some friends tagging me and messaging me about it on FB :(
It doesn't rly mean much now but he was my SHINee bias all these years, and I'm just gutted.

My poor dino boy xx

P.s. It feels weird to be sadly jamming to SHINee rn hah but hey here we are <3
spread 18th-Dec-2017 08:27 pm (UTC)
I know the feeling.
I've been listening to Jong's albums for the past for hours now.
It was painful at first, but I'm now in a much better place because of his music.

Remembering how much he loved music and how passionate he was...
It still hurts, knowing he'll no longer be able to share passion with us.

I'm just glad he's not hurting any longer.
Bling-Bling, forever shining.
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