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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nana_the_dwarf 18th-Dec-2017 02:17 pm (UTC)
It’s sickening how some people are “reporting” he is still fighting for his life. His sister confirmed his passing, and there was an autopsy done.

To play around like this with his death... It’s so fucking infuriating.
kenziekinz09 18th-Dec-2017 02:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah twitter is spreading rumors about him receiving “oxygen therapy” and I want to shake someone.
pepsi_twist9 18th-Dec-2017 02:18 pm (UTC)

I know people were asking about the others.
_clochette_ 18th-Dec-2017 02:22 pm (UTC)
seeing the other members going through this is gonna be absolutely heartbreaking, I hope SM can help them lay low for some time
tomatomc 18th-Dec-2017 02:18 pm (UTC)
strangerstheme 18th-Dec-2017 02:19 pm (UTC)
I still can't believe it... I'm so incredibly sad, he was such a beautiful and inspiring human being...
You are going to be missed, rest in peace Kim Jonghyun.
gathyou 18th-Dec-2017 02:19 pm (UTC)
Also thank you OP for adding the helplines <3
adlyeith 18th-Dec-2017 03:06 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, I'm sorry I didn't add them in the beginning
yixingsforehead 18th-Dec-2017 02:19 pm (UTC)
i'm so sad, i cannot even read properly.
i was like... i had to go to the restroom at work and i came back and my colleagues were like "are you okay?" and i just broke down again cause why doesn't everyone have someone to ask for support and why and...

i hope his family and friends are getting the support they need
lenkaxchan 18th-Dec-2017 02:19 pm (UTC)
It's been so many years since I last checked my lj and even listened to any kpop.
I just had to read it here to believe it...

what... what happened? Did something particular happen to him in ~5years? Or was it depression?
I mean... the knowledge won't bring him back.....
I just can't think straight rn...
anconeous 18th-Dec-2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
He's been struggling with depression for quite a while now. Openly talked about it as well when he used to host his radio show, or when he'd have interviews, or even in his lyrics that he wrote for himself and for other artists. It's just heartbreaking that it got to this point. :(
cedric_mcfly 18th-Dec-2017 02:20 pm (UTC)
I'm still shocked, i had to read the title of this post multiple times, my brain was just refusing to accept it.

Honestly, i'm at a loss for words, i just hope he's in a better place and all his family and friends have the support they need, as well as the space to mourn in peace.
giriboy 18th-Dec-2017 02:23 pm (UTC)
i hope you’re all handling this okay! 💜 i’ve been sobbing at the comments in this post, i wasn’t expecting this to happen & it’s hitting me so hard

a lot of you have been more eloquent than i could hope to be but... rest in peace, kim jonghyun 💖 i hope he knows how much he meant to people, how inspiring he was
psharp10 18th-Dec-2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
i don't want to believe and i can't believe, its been like this for the past four or so hours - ever since the news first broke

everytime i was in a bad place, how songs would always help me and comfort me. i hope he knows how much he's helped so many people. you've worked hard jonghyun, you've done well for the past 27 years and I'm so incredibly proud of you. i love you. rest in peace.
chasing_thewind 18th-Dec-2017 02:29 pm (UTC)
what the heck.... it doesn't feel real. it doesn't feel real at all. shinee was the first kpop video i ever watched. jonghyun was my favorite member. rest in peace, jonghyun.
ababobaby 18th-Dec-2017 02:31 pm (UTC)
on and off crying ever since i learned the news.an old friend of many years back sent me a DM after not talking toher for so long tobring me the news. it’s been hard knowing how precious was and is to me.

omona has always been my shinee haven. it has not been the same anymore but this is my goto place for any kind of shinee stanning. gonewere the days, but the memories are still the same

you made me so so happy, jonghyun. may you rest in peac
xxhna 18th-Dec-2017 02:33 pm (UTC)
I was watching a youtube video when I saw this and was like this can't be the same Jonghyun. I am so shaken. My dear darling boy. I don't know what led to this point, but I wish it never got there. He's not someone I knew personally, but I've cried a bit. I can't believe it. He will be sorely missed. RIP Jonghyun. My condolences to his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.
sweetestbliss1 18th-Dec-2017 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'm seriously in such huge disbelief. Never in a million years would I have thought I'd wake up to this type of news. This is so, so, tragic and sad. RIP.

daceymormont 18th-Dec-2017 02:33 pm (UTC)
my heart feels heavy
rest in peace jonghyun
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