SHINee‘s Jonghyun has passed away. This has been confirmed by local police on December 18, 2017 at 6PM KST.
“We have confirmed SHINee Jonghyun’s death. We are currently unable to reach the officer who was dispatched and is still investigating so we are careful to discuss details.”
— Gangnam Police
Several Korean media outlets have already reported the tragedy:
"Kim (Jong-hyun) was found dead at 6:30 pm today (18th) with a coal briquette in an office room in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul.
Kim, who was rescued, was transferred to a hospital, but was reportedly in serious condition."
- MBN, Naver
SM Entertainment is yet to release a statement about Jonghyun’s sudden death. His family members and friends have not posted any messages, though, we understand they are going through this hard time. Fans around the globe are shocked from the sudden news and have paid tribute to the talented singer on social media.
The crew at Asian Pop Radio are deeply saddened to see the reporting of the passing of Jonghyun of SHINee this evening which has been published by Yonhap News. We give our condolences to his friends, family and fans at this challenging time and remind our followers that if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, help is always at hand.
At this stage, perhaps a good thing to do is to share those happy moments we all have of the artist, or SHINee in general and to remember the good times and to celebrate his life.
If you, or a friend, are experiencing anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts don't be afraid to reach out one of the following 24/7 services:
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
or Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
Written by: Jhube