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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drfaith101 18th-Dec-2017 02:35 pm (UTC)
Poor bb. I hope you're at peace now.
coyote_revolver 18th-Dec-2017 02:35 pm (UTC)
This is awful :( may he rest in peace.

I wish mental health was taken more seriously/had no stigma surrounding it.
feigninglove 18th-Dec-2017 02:38 pm (UTC)
I've been crying on and off since i heard the news and this hurts so much more than i ever thought it could. Shinee were the first group I saw debut and theyve always had a special plave in my heart.

I'm so sad that he had to suffer for so long and I hope he's found peace.

You've worked hard Jonghyun, thank you for everything.
secretkeeperr 18th-Dec-2017 02:39 pm (UTC)
ive literally just woken up from a midday nap to read this. im so ... i cant believe this omg?????? this is so heartbreaking
jyouzebin 18th-Dec-2017 02:39 pm (UTC)

You see i am not even a fan of shinee or him but this breaks my heart. RIP 💔
All my thoughts to his family, friends and fans

baekpedaling 18th-Dec-2017 02:39 pm (UTC)
I feel like I was just reading the post about SHINee coming back as 5 and now this and this is simultaneously hitting me hard but I'm still so shocked and hoping for someone to say it's wrong
agjingi 18th-Dec-2017 02:40 pm (UTC)
i found out right after waking up and it felt like a flashback to the day a friend sent me the news of Heath Ledger's passing
for a moment you're just stupefied then comes the denial but all the updates on twitter were like a bucket of ice cold water
i can't even put it into words, he was the kindest soul and i hope his family members and group members are getting the support they need
citzera 18th-Dec-2017 02:41 pm (UTC)
SHINee was the reason I got into Kpop at all.. Like I wouldn’t be were I am today if I hadn’t listened to Ring Ding Dong when I first did.. I just can’t believe this is happening.
2017 has been a n extremely shitty year in general and it sure is shitty as hell to Shawols as well...
jinkiestabi 18th-Dec-2017 02:44 pm (UTC)
I’m shaking....I’m not strong enough to take this.
gathyou 18th-Dec-2017 02:49 pm (UTC)
You're not alone, I hope you have someone close you can reach out to <3
do you want to talk?
haixiao 18th-Dec-2017 02:45 pm (UTC)
SM released an official statement!

SM “샤이니 종현, 갑작스레 떠났다…장례는 비공개” [공식입장 전문] (출처 : 스포츠동아 | 네이버 TV연예) http://naver.me/5QRzO7eI
gathyou 18th-Dec-2017 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing, I hope it gets translated soon
kyungwons 18th-Dec-2017 02:47 pm (UTC)
i really can't believe this it doesn't feel real at all. even though i fell out of listening to shinee as a group's material a couple of years back they were the first boy band that i got into so long ago and i've always loved his solo material. he's brought me so much comfort as a person for so many years i just can't stop crying.

for people like me who have struggled with depression and contemplated suicide in the past seeing someone you looked up to and found comfort in pass away can have a massive impact on your own mental health so please take care of yourselves too and talk to someone if you're struggling after this news.

rest in peace jonghyun.
msgrottesca 18th-Dec-2017 02:49 pm (UTC)
I don't even know what to say. 2017 has been such an awful, scary, dark year. RIP.
rosiemotleymind 18th-Dec-2017 02:49 pm (UTC)
Oh my god. Oh my god oh my god.

I literally just woke up and saw this on Facebook. I thought it wasn’t real. Oh my god. My thoughts are with his family and with Shinee and I just....oh my god m. Without Shinee I really would not have gotten into any boy groups and I’ve been with them from the start and I’m shaking. Oh my god.

Edit: ok I’m still trying to process this but seriously if any of you ever need to talk or vent or literally just get distracted by anything my inbox is always open. I wished there was someone willing to talk to me especially when my depression was at its highest. I know it’s hard and scary and it feels like nothing is ever going to change or go right but there are people who appreciate you and everything that makes you...You. Please never hesitate to talk to someone.

Edited at 2017-12-18 03:12 pm (UTC)
yumenoanata 18th-Dec-2017 02:49 pm (UTC)
SHINee was the band to get me into kpop and I came to admire everything that Jonghyun has done. I still can't quite get over the shock of it.

Thank you Jonghyun. Rest in peace.
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