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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onerainysunday 18th-Dec-2017 01:45 pm (UTC)
I gasped when I saw the news on Twitter... totally thought it was a hoax. I’m in complete shock. RIP Jonghyun, you’re finally at a better place now.
ashdevilrun23 18th-Dec-2017 01:46 pm (UTC)
I was going through my jong tag on tumblr and saw this gif set :(

Edited at 2017-12-18 01:49 pm (UTC)
yoonjeonghan 18th-Dec-2017 01:51 pm (UTC)
gathyou 18th-Dec-2017 01:47 pm (UTC)
I don't think I have totally realized yet :( watching this unfold, the first translations and denial was so confusing and exhausting. Now I feel numb and heartbroken at the same time. It's hard getting into work right now, which I should be doing. His 2 Collection Opus made me go through so many feelings because they all felt so genuine and as another person fighting depression, it was so real. Sometomes comforting like End of the Day, sometimes heartbreaking or rough, but real. We're all going to miss him so much
I'm so sad for his family, especially his sister, and his friends :( I hope they have a good support system around them

Hugs to everyone, reach out to a friend, a family member or on Omona if you're feeling depressed too.
xfdryad 18th-Dec-2017 01:47 pm (UTC)
I can't.
mad_nux 18th-Dec-2017 01:47 pm (UTC)
I cant believe it..this is so unreal. rip :(
pukingflowers 18th-Dec-2017 01:47 pm (UTC)
i cant fucking breathe
heyitsrocky91 18th-Dec-2017 01:47 pm (UTC)
I cried on my way to work. I couldn't believe it. He helped me through some of my darkest days. I wish that he could have found peace with his demons :(
pikapika217 18th-Dec-2017 01:47 pm (UTC)
I am speechless??? I didn't even follow SHINee that closely but I genuinely can't believe this

May he find peace now that he couldn't before :(
kashiyaek 18th-Dec-2017 01:48 pm (UTC)
OP, could you please remove his note/text message? it feels invasive to have it spread around as it wasn't meant for our eyes. i hope i don't come across as rude but it doesn't feel right.
adlyeith 18th-Dec-2017 02:02 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that, I'll remove it. It was in the article, and I honestly should have realized that it wasn't right to have it in there.
saemcrh 18th-Dec-2017 01:48 pm (UTC)
Seeing the development of this story felt like it prolonged the pain. Jonghyun seemed to be a wonderful person who always used his voice to speak up for others... he fought for others, he supported others, and it was all from the goodness of his own heart. I always found it admirable that he stood up for what he believed to be right and good for others, even if society hadn't caught up to his ideology or thoughts yet. It was so refreshing to see someone, especially an idol on his level, communicate with fans and be able to recognise when he might've done wrong, that ability to look outside of himself and try to see the perspectives of others.

That goodness and pure soul translated to his music perfectly, with every note he sang and every word he wrote, I feel like you can see, hear, and feel him in them. I always appreciated how warm his voice felt, how powerful and full, yet somehow still delicate and vulnerable. No idol has ever felt like he has, to listen to or even just be familiar with, and to me he truly radiated goodness and kindness. He was a genuine person who spoke on so many things it would be easy for him to remain silent on, and he made a difference each time he did; rest in peace, Jonghyun.

Edited at 2017-12-18 01:51 pm (UTC)
existingisfunny 18th-Dec-2017 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, as a celebrity it can be easy to skate by and never stand up for anything in fear of being controversial or attacked for having opinions and Jonghyun seemed to have made it a mission to talk about things that mattered to him which felt, as simple as it should be, also revolutionary.
mmmmmatthew 18th-Dec-2017 01:48 pm (UTC)
I saw the news on twitter and froze. I felt chills for a good hour. I followed him since the beginning but I can't say I was a dedicated shawol. But man my heart goes out there to all the torn shawols.

He was truly one of the good ones in kpop with his support of lgbt rights. So all this hurts a lot more.
revedesnuages 18th-Dec-2017 01:48 pm (UTC)
I’m still processing the news. Fuck. I hope his family and friends receive lots of love and support at this time.
kwonsoonyoung 18th-Dec-2017 01:49 pm (UTC)
:((( rest in piece jonghyun. i hope you are happier now. thank you for everything.
xfdryad 18th-Dec-2017 01:49 pm (UTC)
kenziekinz09 18th-Dec-2017 01:49 pm (UTC)
I’m seeing reports on Twitter that SM has cancelled all schedules for all artists, can anyone confirm?
ggumd 18th-Dec-2017 01:58 pm (UTC)
As of now I know that jaehyun and Johnny aren’t dj’ing tonight and taeyeon cancelled her fan sign not long after the news broke out, Not sure about other artists
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