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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nombrehetomado 18th-Dec-2017 01:33 pm (UTC)
i don't know how to process this, at all. i hope his sister and mother are being looked after.
kenziekinz09 18th-Dec-2017 01:33 pm (UTC)
Twitter is exploding rn, from what I’ve read (and my personal experience) it seems like this may have been planned :/

I hope he and his family get some peace.
aki_san 18th-Dec-2017 01:34 pm (UTC)
I had a hard time even approving this post because it felt so final. I hope you're at peace, Jonghyun. Thank you for everything you gave us.
volume1995 18th-Dec-2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
shinee (and jonghyun in particular) helped me so many times with my depression / anxiety that this is really hard for me to process.... i have no idea how to cope with it
rest in peace and power, kim jonghyun. you spoke up many times for the people who didn’t have the courage and you had such a beautiful soul. depression is no fucking joke and shouldn’t be taken as one. i will always remember you as one of the most beautiful souls on this planet. i will miss you. my condolences go out to his family, friends and shinee. hope sm makes the right decision.
kenziekinz09 18th-Dec-2017 01:48 pm (UTC)
On Twitter I’m seeing reports that SM has cancelled all schedules.
blck_ink 18th-Dec-2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
it still doesn't seem real. i was in shock when i read this and thought it wasn't real at first. my heart hurts knowing he was in such pain and i can't imagine what his loved ones are going through. shinee fans, i'm really sorry! take good care of yourselves and take a break from the internet if needed!
uledy 18th-Dec-2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
I love you, Jonghyun.
digitalqueen 18th-Dec-2017 01:46 pm (UTC)
woohyun 18th-Dec-2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
This is such a devastating news to wake up to u.u
My heart goes out to his family and friends u.u
musicnkisses 18th-Dec-2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
I'm so hurt. This poor boy had so much to offer and it had to end like this. I hope SM begins to evaluate the way they treat their artists, especially since one of the post before this was of his bandmate saying he get treated however the fuck SM wants to treat he. It's a tell as old as time with SM, smh.
leighbee333 18th-Dec-2017 03:20 pm (UTC)
especially since one of the post before this was of his bandmate saying he get treated however the fuck SM wants to treat he.

what? can u link to this post?
haymitch 18th-Dec-2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
absolutely devestating. it’s unfair that he suffered so much and felt he only had this way out of his pain. i hope he’s at peace now and that his family finds solace in this time. what a beautiful soul and talent.
belintuchiha 18th-Dec-2017 01:36 pm (UTC)
I'm trying not to breakdown at work but everything is just... I can't :(
audiograms 18th-Dec-2017 01:37 pm (UTC)
Crying at work. Fiancee has been checking on me all day. I literally do not know how to cope with this news. I hope his family especially his sister are receiving support.
wonho 18th-Dec-2017 01:37 pm (UTC)
I can't believe this, it's so heartbreaking I don't know what to do with myself. I can't even begin to imagine what his family and friends is going through. I hope they receive the support and love that they need, and that the public will leave them alone so they can mourn in peace.

SHINee has always had a special place in my heart since they were the first group I ever stanned, hearing news like this is just... it still hasn't dawned upon me. RIP
a_cheshire_grin 18th-Dec-2017 01:38 pm (UTC)
I haven't stopped shaking since I read the news two hours ago. There is really nothing I can say, but Rest In Peace!

Edited at 2017-12-18 01:40 pm (UTC)
adlyeith 18th-Dec-2017 01:43 pm (UTC)
Ahh, this made me cry, Jonghyun possessed such a beautiful soul
byeolbyeol 18th-Dec-2017 01:38 pm (UTC)
i'm so fucking torn right now. meaning i feel torn into pieces. i've felt sick the last two hours and i just ... i want to hug everyone. please everyone take care of yourselves.

i'm... i woke up to so many messages from friends and i had this sinking feeling in my gut before i even saw articles. and i don't know what to say or do. i feel so fucking awful for his family and friends and the other members. kibum is in fucking PORTUGAL right now.
volume1995 18th-Dec-2017 01:41 pm (UTC)
sending you hugs and positive vibes. ♥
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