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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mntsuklaa 18th-Dec-2017 08:03 pm (UTC)
Second comment in this post but I have nowhere else to vent. Sorry.
My own personal issues have rendered me pretty much unable to cry but this has totally opened the floodgates and I started bawling about an hour ago. For the first time in almost 2 years. It's really starting to sink in and it hurts so much. I've been listening to his solo songs on youtube and (even though I'm still not a fan of ballads) his voice is so beautiful and it's unfair we never get to hear it again.
kenata 18th-Dec-2017 08:09 pm (UTC)
ahhh i feel the same way. i have no one to talk to about this and i don't know how to process this.

i'm here for you if you need someone to talk to <3
kori_ya 18th-Dec-2017 08:06 pm (UTC)
.....Can't believe it, omg.....
staaan 18th-Dec-2017 08:08 pm (UTC)
it's been a rough day. for several hours i was just sort of numb from shock but it's finally wearing off and i just feel incredibly sad.

he was such a good, kind person. i think his sensitivity made him a better artist and songwriter but it can also be a burden. as someone who's depressed, i always related to the way he spoke about his mental health issues and about having a melancholic disposition.

i'm sorry he had to go through so much suffering but it makes me a little happier to know he's finally at peace.
mewaqua1 18th-Dec-2017 08:13 pm (UTC)
i feel truely dead on the inside....when the news came out i was silently crying in my library, finished of my work and went home when i crashed down completely, luckily my best friend came to comfort me but i'm still tearing up so much, reading the comments here and seeing stuff on twitter/fb/etc how come i can read everything but it still feels so unreal...like this is a horrible nightmare i'm going to wake up from tomorrow?

i've been a hugh fan for years now, he was my second favorite person ever...how can i've lost him already? how could i have healed from his words, his songs but not done the same to him? why couldn't anyone help him more? i feel so horrible, this is really killing me... i'm not going to harm myself (jonghyun and shinee healed me from that pain and depression) but am i ever going to be okay? yesterday we got excited about the preview of him on a variety show...now we have to say goodbye

jonghyun you were wonderful, truely amazing person, you were my inspiration, my motivation really, your music helped me so much too, i was getting ready to see you finally next year...rest well my sweet love <3 i hope you will be born again as a person who will be happy every day of their life like you deserved in this life...

i also wanna say that i feel horrible not only myself but also for his family (his poor mother and sister), his friends, shinee members, sm family etc how could i have started this day happy with no worries and now ending like the worst nightmare
cafetin99 I you need help or someone to talk to, you are not alone18th-Dec-2017 09:08 pm (UTC)
"but am i ever going to be okay?"

Yes, you will be okay, and then you will be happy. I've been there, and it is possible to get out, even after many, many years. Please contact someone to talk to, even us. It's okay to feel sad, horrible, but it is not your fault.
otraera 18th-Dec-2017 08:16 pm (UTC)
Im reading articles and i refuse to believe he's dead.it just cant be.
pearlychoco 18th-Dec-2017 08:17 pm (UTC)
i found out that he passed away from my local news, and i was just in shock & in disbelief.

rip jonghyun, you were a great singer with an equally greater personality. you'll be missed, so dearly missed.

my condolences to his family, friends & fans through this difficult time.
teukie_pie 18th-Dec-2017 08:23 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard about this until an hour ago, and I've been a sobbing mess since
I got into SHINee a month after their debute and have been following them ever since
It feels like my brain still hasn't realized that he's gone...I mean, I know, but just...no?
Well, apparently my English sucks even more when I'm crying
Not that I know what I really want to say
I'm just so fucking sad
nekokonneko 18th-Dec-2017 08:40 pm (UTC)
the shock is wearing off now and i'm just so sad. now i'm crying. earlier in the year, i was reminiscing on all that he's managed to do in his short life and comparing myself as someone who is the same age. next year i'll be 28, but he'll still be 27. he'll be 27 forever and will never produce another new song ever again. shit. it's like chester dying all over again.
lydzi 18th-Dec-2017 08:42 pm (UTC)
It's been hours and I still don't have words. Rest in peace Jonghyun ♥
sekainostar 18th-Dec-2017 08:45 pm (UTC)
I can't process this...
illusions_chan I don't know what to feel18th-Dec-2017 08:53 pm (UTC)
The first Kpop boyband I ever saw was SHINee in the 'Hello' MV. I remember thinking it was chessy cute but then Jonghyun sang that bridge and I couldn't stop staring at him. I had assumed with him being so beautiful that he probably was just eye-candy, but boy did he prove me wrong! I remember replaying that part of the song multiple times, of how clear his voice was, how beautiful he sounded.

I have been his fan, following his progress and cheering for his success all along. Knowing that he and I were the same age gave me a sense of belonging that I can't explain. I don't want to believe this news, but I know it's final.

And all I feel is rage. I can't even feel sorrow yet, because I'm too angry at the world for letting this happen. At the sasaengs, the antis, the critics, and the people who didn't even believe in supporting his mental health.

But then I remember his kindness and his compassion, and his willingness to improve and learn. So I'm gonna go and listen to his voice and see if I can convince myself to compassionate and kind as well.

jade_808 18th-Dec-2017 08:55 pm (UTC)
Been crying on and off today.I seriously thought my friend was lying when she told me. Jonghyun was such a gem and super talented! His heart was so beautiful and he is my bias in SHINee. I miss him so much already. I can't believe this is real...
hisjulliet 18th-Dec-2017 09:07 pm (UTC)
I’m so heartbroken. I never got a hint that he had depression at all all the years I was a Shawol, but that’s exactly what depression is. When I read a post on tumblr talking about him in past tense, I thought he just left SM Entertainment...

Rest in Peace Jonghyun. The world lost a brilliant and kind person.
luxelet 18th-Dec-2017 09:09 pm (UTC)
rip jonghyun, i'll miss you so much
floydsastar 18th-Dec-2017 09:10 pm (UTC)
i don't think i'll ever be able to fully process this. my heart hurts for his family and for shinee. i hope they're doing ok. r.i.p jonghyun. we'll always love you.
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