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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pepsi_twist9 18th-Dec-2017 01:57 pm (UTC)
RIP Jonghyun. I'm too shocked to say anything, he really meant a lot to me and I hope he's in a better place.
by_venoms_sting 18th-Dec-2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
I already tried my hand at talking about this and my words felt so inadequate but I’m going to try again.

You brought many people happiness and you will missed Jonghyun.
lovesongwriter 18th-Dec-2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've stopped tearing up since I heard the news. I hope he's at peace. I hope his family is okay.
carmine_pink 18th-Dec-2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
This feels unreal. I saw him with SHINee live twice and will hold on to those precious memories. I can't imagine how his family, friends and members must be feeling.... RIP Jonghyun. You are loved.
youtubelargo 18th-Dec-2017 02:00 pm (UTC)
Woke up to this and I don't know how to react. He was an incredible talent and a lovely soul. I hope he is at peace now. I'm going to go off and cry...
simneesee 18th-Dec-2017 02:00 pm (UTC)
I'm devastated, absolutely destroyed. I don't know when I'll be ok again. I'm so sorry for his family members, group mates, friends, and all of us fans. SHINee is what got me into K-pop almost 8 years ago. I just listened to She Is two days ago. I can't believe this.
hyungmoney 18th-Dec-2017 02:01 pm (UTC)
i can’t belive this i refuse to believe this
dbsk_2pm 18th-Dec-2017 02:01 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I wrote something in another post. Shinee was one of my top groups ever since I learned about Kpop. I followed almost all of their early shows and every album.
I'm trying not to think about it so much, so I'm playing HOS, but I started crying suddenly then stopped, then cried again.
I lost someone this year too, so I am still sensitive regarding deaths/funerals. I'll light a candle for him and I send all my prayers to his soul and his family.
shancq 18th-Dec-2017 02:01 pm (UTC)
shocked when i first found out which turned into absolute pain thinking how difficult it must have been for him. i still can't get myself to look away and continue as normal right now.
jackieee94 18th-Dec-2017 02:01 pm (UTC)
I can’t believe this is real. When I woke up and read the news I thought I was still asleep.

Rip Jonghyun. Hope you are no longer in pain. My condolences to his family and friends.
haixiao 18th-Dec-2017 02:01 pm (UTC)
i'm listening to a-yo on repeat. it hurts so much right now but this song has also gotten me through a lot
i miss him so much already, i really do
aki_san 18th-Dec-2017 02:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, A-Yo. That's always been one of my favorites. I would listen but I don't want to start crying at my desk at work.
mc1a 18th-Dec-2017 02:02 pm (UTC)
Why are all the good ones leaving us? :( Rest in peace, kind soul.
hozrien 18th-Dec-2017 02:02 pm (UTC)
I'm numb, I haven't cried but it's just constant tearing up.

Shinee was the reason I got into kpop with the song lucifer. He always made me smile when I saw him. and now he's gone.
impatiences 18th-Dec-2017 02:02 pm (UTC)
This is so terrible. I' wasn't a huge stan, but I loved his personality -- it always left such a good impression on me -- and the music he made. He will be missed.

I hope you're in a better place, my guy.
yejun 18th-Dec-2017 02:02 pm (UTC)
Oh my wonderful angel, I hope you're not in pain anymore ♥

I can't stop crying...
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