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.( If you need to reach out..Collapse )