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.

Edit OP note #2: This is a post from tumblr that I have seen circulating, please please please if you are suffering or if you are thinking about harming yourself, or if everything just seems like it's too much, or you just need someone to talk to, reach out to someone.  If you do not see your country listed here, please leave information in the comments and I will update.  Throwing this under an LJ cut because the list is long.

  • Depression Hotline:1-630-482-9696

  • Suicide Hotline:1-800-784-8433

  • LifeLine:1-800-273-8255

  • Trevor Project:1-866-488-7386

  • Sexuality Support:1-800-246-7743

  • Eating Disorders Hotline:1-847-831-3438

  • Rape and Sexual Assault:1-800-656-4673

  • Grief Support:1-650-321-5272

  • Runaway:1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000

  • Exhale:After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253

  • Child Abuse:1-800-422-4453

  • UK Helplines:

  • Samaritans (for any problem):08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org

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  • Mind infoline (mental health information):0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk

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  • b-eat youthline (for under 25’s with eating disorders):08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)

  • Cruse Bereavement Care:08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk

  • Frank (information and advice on drugs):0800776600

  • Drinkline:0800 9178282

  • Rape Crisis England & Wales:0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk

  • Rape Crisis Scotland:08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight

  • India Self Harm Hotline:00 08001006614

  • India Suicide Helpline:022-27546669

  • Kids Help Phone (Canada):1-800-668-6868, Free and available 24/7

  • suicide hotlines;

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premonitioner 18th-Dec-2017 01:25 pm (UTC)
I've cried myself mostly dry and am now thinking about all the good times that he gave me and my friends over the years

please join me in remembering all the things he did that made you smile

i'll go first: getting headbutted in the crotch in hello baby

and every time he was feminist icon

Edited at 2017-12-18 01:27 pm (UTC)
chanyeolized 18th-Dec-2017 01:32 pm (UTC)
When he was one of the only idols talking about comfort women
adlyeith 18th-Dec-2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
Every time he smiled and the endless amount of support he always had for the other members.
kenziekinz09 18th-Dec-2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
I loved how much he clearly cared for his family and the people around him.
baekpedaling 18th-Dec-2017 01:38 pm (UTC)
When he fell on his ass reenacting his part with the members from the bbusyeo bbuseyo cf
bea_chan22 18th-Dec-2017 01:45 pm (UTC)
-By asking this question: IS THIS THE REALITY YOU WANTED?

-Getting hit by Yoogeun on the crotch twice.

-Bullying Minho and Key by Photoshopping pics of them.
kenziekinz09 18th-Dec-2017 01:55 pm (UTC)
I just remembered- his fanboying over Maxwell and then finally getting to have him on his radio show. I was so happy for him.
leinyan 18th-Dec-2017 01:56 pm (UTC)
hello baby was amazing from start to finish
baekpedaling 18th-Dec-2017 02:09 pm (UTC)
Him hyping the fuck out of Key dancing by screaming "hah!" multiple times

On One Fine Day when he went to Japan alone and accidentally spent more money than he meant to on a photo with the robot mech suit

Him in the onsen/sauna also on One Fine Day

books_on_tv 18th-Dec-2017 02:18 pm (UTC)
that time he asked if he was surplus on weekly idol and was ready to fight lmaooooooooooo im crying again
sugakookies 18th-Dec-2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
when he dm'd that girl on twitter and made his letter his display picture to raise awareness of her issue

everytime he;s supported the lgbtq+ community

his face in general.

him in general.
agjingi 18th-Dec-2017 03:36 pm (UTC)
his twitter was everything
the tweets about learning how to ride a bike and then it got stolen
when he had to host a music show with the twin towers and went 'should i request a chair and go for the arrogant concept'
when he tweeted the mom otter and baby otter picture with the caption 'hehe i made this'
when he watched the hobbit with minho and cue the you're short comments
he was such a goof 💙
baekpedaling 18th-Dec-2017 03:56 pm (UTC)
When he got angry talking about not having double lids on Weekly Idol and they played Gangster Paradise

When he criticised Weekly Idol's call center corner

When he got hit in the face by the pen Onew threw and yelled "why me"

Him being Taemin's number one fan

When he cried after their debut and when he cried hella loud at MMA when SHINee won an award

Edited at 2017-12-18 03:57 pm (UTC)
zionarmin 18th-Dec-2017 04:58 pm (UTC)
There are so many moments running through my mind right now. Just yesterday I was watching crack fanvideos of Jonghyun. Just yesterday.

Everytime he was a class act in socio-political matters was my fave, by a mile. And whenever he showed his love for his sister, mom and the SHINee members.
He was (was was was!!! how is this possible??? it's insanity) such a gift to this world.

I wish this was a lie.
keki7 18th-Dec-2017 10:45 pm (UTC)
When he said, "Different doesn't mean wrong".

My prayers go out to his mom and sister.

We love you Jjong. We'll miss you.
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