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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ms_minniemaus 18th-Dec-2017 02:02 pm (UTC)
Not a fan but I'm familiar with shinee and this really breaks my heart no matter what. I hope he's in a better place now :(
bunica1990 18th-Dec-2017 02:03 pm (UTC)
RIP sweet prince

I still can't believe it.
heyitsrocky91 18th-Dec-2017 02:04 pm (UTC)
Also if anyone needs to talk, my inbox is open. I've been there before.
hitthoselightz 18th-Dec-2017 02:04 pm (UTC)
im crying so much ever since the news broke out

jonghyun you were and still are (up above there) a beautiful soul that genuinely cared about so many people. you deserved all the love and happiness in the world. im sorry
kippeun 18th-Dec-2017 02:04 pm (UTC)
I still... Even after hours since finding out, I'm still crying. It's difficult to carry on with the day, I don't know how to stop crying. I can't believe someone so good is now gone. Although I wish he'd received more help to overcome what he dealt with, to not resort to this, at least he is no longer suffering. May he rest in peace.
zuluuluz 18th-Dec-2017 02:05 pm (UTC)
what the fuck omg no
bunica1990 18th-Dec-2017 02:10 pm (UTC)
BB I'm here if you need to talk. *hugs*
mmmmmatthew 18th-Dec-2017 02:06 pm (UTC)
OP I know this might be asking a lot but can you add a list of suicide prevention hotline numbers from around the world? I feel like it will be of great service.
adlyeith 18th-Dec-2017 02:13 pm (UTC)
goshipgurl 18th-Dec-2017 02:10 pm (UTC)
I just got off work when my bestie texted me the news, I'm literally running home right now to catch up. Please tell me this is a joke?????
gathyou 18th-Dec-2017 02:17 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. It's not a joke, it has been confirmed by the police and all major news outlets in Korea. I don't think SM released a statement yet but it will probably be out soon.
Pm if you need to talk
hugs <3
zui_circus 18th-Dec-2017 02:10 pm (UTC)
I still can`t believe it!
shinychopstick 18th-Dec-2017 02:10 pm (UTC)
I can't even emotionally process it. I'm just numb.

My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. I hope they are eventually able to find peace. I hope fans stay safe, and that no one affected feels guilt or blame. I hope industry changes happen and companies invest in accessible mental health counseling
_clochette_ 18th-Dec-2017 02:13 pm (UTC)
this is so much to process, especially after what happened to TOP earlier this year. I know that anyone from any occupation can suffer from depression but idol lives seem so distorted.

I've always had a soft spot for jonghyun, who seemed in many ways to not quite fit the idol mould, was obviously a deeply thoughtful person, and was not afraid to share his own struggles to help highlight the things other people were going through. I especially remember the way he stood up for lgbt+ rights back in 2013

I can't even imagine how his other members must feel, much less his family.
modestgoddess79 18th-Dec-2017 02:14 pm (UTC)
I checked twitter this morning, then came straight here. WTF is happening.
krissasaur 18th-Dec-2017 02:14 pm (UTC)
i am actually crying. i just woke up from a nightmare that someone died and i was trying to bring them back and woke up sobbing then looked at the pc and this what the fuck i cant deal sorry for using this icon but its all i have and i like it and fuck i cant deal with this rn lol like i didnt even really stan shinee anymore but like i cant deal??
misspontius 18th-Dec-2017 02:15 pm (UTC)
i'm so sad i'm so fucking sad i just wanna cry for hours listening to his beautiful, amazing music and voice. but im at fucking work. i just hid in the bathroom to cry a bit.

i think what hurts me most is how...how amazing he was as a person. more than just losing the member of one of my fave bands, i know he helped so many people directly with his words and his kindness. he did so, so much in a country and an industry that still has a bigoted mindset. he was a blessing. he was so loved. so so so loved. im so sad he was hurting to the point he just wanted to rest. and it'll take some time until i can feel at peace with the thought he's resting, but i just hope he's happy.

i dont even know what to even say i feel so much right now. he was a dork, and a symbol, and he'll live forever.

i send my love for his family, for the members, and for all of you guys here hurting.

look at this silly boy tho... i'm gonna miss him so much

goshipgurl 18th-Dec-2017 02:16 pm (UTC)
I hope someone is taking care of taeyeon they were super close and she was part of the milk club as well
krissasaur 18th-Dec-2017 03:22 pm (UTC)
oh fuck i forgot about that stupid post fuck
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