KPop world especially Shawol's are mourning for the loss of SHINee's member, Kim Jong-hyun. Gone too soon.
BREAKING: KPop Singer Kim Jong-hyun Of SHINee Has Passed Away
Dec 19, 2017 at 5:43 AM
Posted by : Marie Li
Filed Under : Entertainment
South Korea- Kim Jong-hyun of Kpop group SHINee‘s was found unconscious in an apartment unit located in Gangnam-Gu, Chungdam-Dong. The apartment does not belong to him and was rented by Jong-hyun on December 18, 2017 at 12:30PM KST. He texted his sister at 4:30PM and was found dead 6:30PM.
Jong-hyun’s sister confirmed that her brother committed suicide due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
“On December 18, 2017 at 4:42PM Jonghyun’s older sister reported to Police that her brother was about to commit suicide. We went to his residence in Chungdam and discovered that he had attempted to commit suicide with brown coal briquettes lit inside a frying pan.
Emergency responders were with us at the time so we rushed him to the Konkuk University Hospital in a state of cardiac arrest.”
— Gangnam Police
Jonghyun sent his sister a SMS suicide note:
“It’s been really hard for me until now. Please let me go, and tell me I’ve worked hard, last good bye.”
His agency, SM Entertainment released a statement regarding the unfortunate incident:
"This is SM Entertainment.
We are sorry to be the bearer of such tragic, heart-breaking news.
On December 18th, SHINee’s Jonghyun left us very suddenly.
He was discovered unconscious at a residence in Chungdam-Dong, Seoul and was rushed to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead.
Our sadness cannot compare to the pain of his family, who had to say goodbye to a son and a brother, but we have spent a long time with him, and the SHINee members along with the SM Entertainment staff are all in deep mourning and shock.
Jonghyun loved music more than anybody else and he was an artist who did everything to perform his absolute best on stage.
It breaks our heart to have to bring this news to fans who loved Jonghyun so much.
Please refrain from reporting on rumors and guesswork so the family of the deceased can honor him in peace.
As per the wish of the family, the funeral will be held quietly with his relatives and company colleagues.
Once again we show our deepest condolences to Jonghyun on his last journey.
– SM Entertainment"