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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hpn88 18th-Dec-2017 01:38 pm (UTC)
RIP. I cant even begin to process. I feel so bad for his sister. How terrible must it be for her.

Thank you for the music and the laughs Jonghyun.

I hope they do an in memorium or tribute at the gayos this year.
fadeintoyou 18th-Dec-2017 01:38 pm (UTC)

I just.. I still can’t believe this.. I’m just in shock

jcdhwg 18th-Dec-2017 01:38 pm (UTC)
The amount of pain he must've felt and gone through while giving us so much happiness.

I have no words.

Rest in Peace you beautiful, beautiful soul.

Edited at 2017-12-18 01:40 pm (UTC)
myrrhcat 18th-Dec-2017 01:39 pm (UTC)
you did do well, jonghyun. i never really followed him but my sister is a huge fan of his and he brought her happiness. i'm thankful to him for that but i wish he had stuck around longer to continue bringing happiness to the world.
baekpedaling 18th-Dec-2017 01:39 pm (UTC)
The world doesn't feel right
broadcities 18th-Dec-2017 01:39 pm (UTC)
a friend texted me the news early and i'm so, so devastated, i can hardly work or focus. he was so lovely and open and talented and he will be missed. my heart goes out to his family, friends and fans to whom he meant a lot.
ashdevilrun23 18th-Dec-2017 01:39 pm (UTC)
I Listen to Breathe a lot i get so depressed and that song always helped. I've had suicidal thoughts so many times this year, it's a struggle to find peace. It hurt so much as soon as I saw the news. Rip please I wish more people would take depression seriously :(
My heart goes out to his family his poor sister who found him :((

Edited at 2017-12-18 01:53 pm (UTC)
bob_dabuilda 18th-Dec-2017 04:08 pm (UTC)
2017 was such a shit year, please don't act out those thoughts. We'd all miss you.

His family must be going through it. :(
ty 18th-Dec-2017 01:40 pm (UTC)

I am stunned. I cannot believe this. I am so sad.
luminous_wings 18th-Dec-2017 01:40 pm (UTC)
I can't stop the tears from coming. Reading that note just broke something in me.
Dear Jonghyun,I hope you've found peace.
Why is it always the most kind hearted, genuine, beautiful people that suffer like this...
camouflagecat 18th-Dec-2017 01:42 pm (UTC)
Why does it feels like it's always the kindest souls that are taken from us too soon by this ugly thing (depression).

I think he was the first person that caught my eye when I got into kpop the first time. And tho I'm not in the fandom, I've seen through-out the years what an amazing career he's had and what a wonderful person he was, giving joy, hope and comfort to everyone around him, not to mention being vocal on things like lgbtq, feminism and comfort women (iirc, hope I'm not wrong).
shadownashira 18th-Dec-2017 01:43 pm (UTC)
I feel like there's a rock stuck in my throat and my stomach feels sick. I'm not even a SHINee fan but this hit me in the gut probably because I know exactly how he must have felt before he made that last decision.

I hope he's in peace now, and that all his family and friends have support and make it through this.
chaincombo 18th-Dec-2017 01:44 pm (UTC)
Jonghyun may you rest in peace.
All the amazing things youve done with your life. A true angel. Hearrbroken.
dropthecrates 18th-Dec-2017 01:44 pm (UTC)
i'm still in shock, wow. rip
horichansenpai 18th-Dec-2017 01:45 pm (UTC)

he did not deserve to go through this, this did not have to happen
I'm just too stunned and stressed about this + everyone's reactions

everyone please take care

lulufairybubble 18th-Dec-2017 01:45 pm (UTC)

RIP Kim Jonghyun. You were a gift to this world. I'm sorry the hateful words of bigots made the noise too loud for you. You did an amazing job while you were on this Earth. Your legacy will live on and you will always be thought of fondly.

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