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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uledy 18th-Dec-2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
I don't even know what to do. I am at work but I can't concentrate. I already cried, feel like I will start again. Just in my office with the door closed.

He was such a beautiful person. He helped me through so many difficult times over the past 9 years. I will be forever grateful.

I am so sorry he was in such pain.

I don't know what to do.

I love you so very much. I am not sure what of the afterlife you believed in but I hope you're at peace wherever you are.
benihime99 18th-Dec-2017 03:39 pm (UTC)
leinyan 18th-Dec-2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
he was one of the good ones. I can't begin to imagine how his family, friends and colleagues feel at this moment, but for myself, this is hard to accept. I can't stop crying. I'm glad his pain is over but selfishly, I wish he was still here. I wanted more time,
existingisfunny 18th-Dec-2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
it's the worst feeling you can feel and i'm sorry he had to feel it. how hard it must've been to go through all those schedules and be around all those ppl when a regular day is hard enough. i'm proud he was a person that aimed to show himself fully, including the parts that feel too vulnerable esp while under the spotlight, in an industry that wants you to conform to perfection. i'm proud he stood up for important causes and fought against the stigma of showing his true emotions as a man.

i'm sorry we lost such a light and good person that gave so much of himself to everyone else because the ppl that give, deserve the most.

my heart is with him, his family and friends, shinee, everyone suffering from depression, the fans that waited outside the hospital, just everyone.
digitalqueen 18th-Dec-2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
im destroyed
digitalqueen 18th-Dec-2017 02:26 pm (UTC)
im a mess i was sent home from work bc i had a panic attack, idk what to do
mattemate 18th-Dec-2017 01:51 pm (UTC)
this is just...i keep saying bad but thats not it? i just feel awful that it had built up to what it became. its tragic
chimpansee 18th-Dec-2017 01:51 pm (UTC)
Wow... I just went on to OH and saw 'Jonghyun's passing' and I instantly went to search and I can't believe it... I can't believe it's not a joke.. I feel so numb and heartbroken and I can't believe it, it feels too surreal

May he rest in peace.. I don't know what else to say
theharleyquinn 18th-Dec-2017 01:51 pm (UTC)
I feel so naseous. I don't even know how I'm going to get through today. His music and how vocal he was about working through his depression meant so much to me. I was so happy seeing clips from his recent concert because he looked so much healthier. I was just re-listening to his interview with Maxwell yesterday. This doesn't even feel real.

I'm gutted for his sister and mother. They were his entire universe.

Edited at 2017-12-18 02:09 pm (UTC)
nekokonneko 18th-Dec-2017 01:51 pm (UTC)
I'm just stunned.
p_jae 18th-Dec-2017 01:52 pm (UTC)
I don't even know where to begin.
It feels so surreal. My heart aches for his poor sister and family. I'm so broken thinking about the rest of shinee and all his other friends. He is genuinely one of the kindest and most talented men in the industry.
I'll never forget that time he broke down crying when Juliette got it's first win. So much passion for his craft. I just can't believe this.
God fucking christ, depression is so cruel. I can't take it!! This is so unfair!! This stigma around mental health is killing thousands of young men every year! God damn it. I just... FUCK. Fuck this.

I'm so sorry that you couldn't find peace in this life, Jonghyun. You will be so dearly missed. Thank you for brightening up my life for the last 9 years. Thank you for being outspoken in your beliefs. Thank you for being a beautiful human being. You mattered. You made a difference. Thank you.
velvetpocket 18th-Dec-2017 01:52 pm (UTC)
This is so unbelievable. I was never much into SHINee so while I may not know that much, everything you did hear about him made him seem like one of those few genuinely kind persons on this world.. I am crying despite not knowing him well. This is heartbreaking and my thoughts are with every family member and friend and fan.
yesungholic 18th-Dec-2017 01:54 pm (UTC)
I remember when I first got into SHINee. He was the one that caught my attention, he was such a breath of fresh air. He was always kind, spoke his mind and always made sure he defended his beliefs and tried to educate himself. He was the one that got me through a very dark moment of my life. His smile, his voice, his jokes made everything better.
I haven't been into kpop as much as I used to, but he was always the one I payed attention. And now he's gone. I can't even imagine what he was going through, how dark his place was for him to do this, but I hope now he finds the peace h longed for. I can't even imagine what his family, friends and band members are going through.
My thoughts are with his family, and if anyone needs to talk or just vent, you can always come to me, I'm here for you
leighbee333 18th-Dec-2017 01:54 pm (UTC)
No words...except rest in peace.

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giriboy 18th-Dec-2017 02:16 pm (UTC)
its fine that you don’t know what to comment, take as long as you need to process this

take care ❤️
anconeous 18th-Dec-2017 01:56 pm (UTC)
I cried legit tears over this. So shocking and devastating. I felt like my heart plummeted to my stomach when I heard the news. I can't even imagine the pain his family and friends are feeling if I'm already this sad.
ggumd 18th-Dec-2017 01:56 pm (UTC)
I’m still in disbelief, I hope he is at peace.
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