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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iksagor 18th-Dec-2017 09:24 pm (UTC)
I am so deeply saddened by this news and I am in shock. It just doesn't feel real and I can't believe it. Shinee was the first kpop group I ever liked and I loved them all dearly. He had such a beautiful voice and stood for SO many good things. We really lost a beautiful person... Rest in peace, Jonghyun. We love and miss you.
mthws 18th-Dec-2017 09:25 pm (UTC)
I won't share my personal view on suicide here because it might trigger some people, but I hope he found peace. I'm not a big fan of boybands, but I like some of Shinee's songs. Hope his friends and family get the support they deserve.
paoktsou 18th-Dec-2017 09:26 pm (UTC)
rest in peace angel , i love you!!
kenata 18th-Dec-2017 09:31 pm (UTC)
if anyone needs to talk through this + grieve together, feel free to message me for my discord or skype or LINE or something. i know not everyone has the means to process this, especially if you're not particularly within the "fandom" (i.e. have friends who you can also talk about this with), so i'm here for anyone who needs it ;;
teukiesu 18th-Dec-2017 09:42 pm (UTC)
hey i haven't used lj in years, but i stumbled on this comment. idk if your offer is still up but i really would like to talk to someone who i don't know, i don't feel comfortable talking to my friends about this but i feel so lost rn. i have no idea how to msg you privately on here but i have discord
meriumi 18th-Dec-2017 09:45 pm (UTC)
I can't believe this. What devastating news. I'm still in shock. I hope Jonghyun rests in peace. SHINee and he in particular were the ones who got me into K-pop in the first place, so he's always had a special place in my heart. This really hit me hard. He will be missed.
lucyownsjoaquin 18th-Dec-2017 10:17 pm (UTC)
this is so crazy! i don't really know much about shinee, apart from their songs, but to me i always imagined them sticking around for a long time much like shinhwa. prism came up on my playlist and it made me cry. i can't even imagine how shawols are feeling right now. the world lost such a talent and empathetic individual.
cette_amour 18th-Dec-2017 10:18 pm (UTC)
It's so sad. Too sad. RIP Jonghyun
addicted_tvxq completely heartbroken. 18th-Dec-2017 10:22 pm (UTC)
I burst out crying in the parking garage of my school.
He was a wonderful artist with a beautiful soul.
I've been listening to SHINee and his solo work for a while now, and I can't stop crying.
hibaalhadid 18th-Dec-2017 10:37 pm (UTC)
when I read about it on twitter while at work, first I couldn't imagine it being real, like it can't be THAT Jonghyun, then more news came out, and I wanted to scream so loud, but I can't, it was a busy day at work.

even after hours, I'm still in a state of shock and disbelief, hope he found his peace, may God bless his soul
scionofawhisper 18th-Dec-2017 10:39 pm (UTC)
omg... Jonghyun..

I'm glad he's at peace now though.
dreamer_easy 18th-Dec-2017 10:43 pm (UTC)
I can't believe it. I can't belieeb it. I cant believe. it.
melonsalad 18th-Dec-2017 10:48 pm (UTC)

it's been so many hours since the first announcements came but this still doesn't feel real. i never thought i'd cry but here i am

i hope he's at peace

0ddie13 18th-Dec-2017 10:49 pm (UTC)
I was so happy reading about Taeyang's wedding when I saw this, my heart broke, then I went numb. I don't think I have ever felt such change of emotions in just seconds. I turned off my phone and hoped when I woke up it would be a mistake.. it's not and i still can't process it.
sha197 18th-Dec-2017 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oh man im so sad i didnt expect myself to cry but here i am. I hope that his family, friends and colleagues get the privacy and support they need rn and the time to grieve. He will be missed by many
honey_baymax 18th-Dec-2017 11:05 pm (UTC)
Wow......this is so fucking heartbreaking.......

I'm seriously in shock and I can feel the tears coming.....

Edited at 2017-12-18 11:09 pm (UTC)
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