Singer Jonghyun of K-Pop Group SHINee dead at 27

19 December, 2017, 08:09 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Jonghyun of SHINee dies aged 27

Kim Jong-hyun, singer of popular K-pop group SHINee, died Monday in an apparent suicide, police said.

His sister had called emergency services after receiving a text message that indicated he was about to commit suicide including one which read, "Please let me go".

Initial reports revealed that Jonghyun was lying in his room with the coal briquette burning. Police said Jonghyun was rushed to a hospital in a state of cardiac arrest.

Jonghyun was a member of K-Pop band SHINee, who warlier this year released their fifth album Five, and toured across Japan until April.




A member of one South Korea's leading boy bands has been found dead. Jonghyun had also made headlines for his outspoken views in favor of LGBT rights, writing personal messages of support to fans questioning their sexuality, in a demonstration that reportedly made him the target of extremist internet trolls.

"On December 18th, SHINee's Jonghyun left us very suddenly". "Tell me I did well".

Kim debuted in May 2008 as the main singer of SHINee under S.M. Entertainment, and has boasted a almost decade-long prolific career not just in group activities but as a solo singer-songwriter. He launched a successful solo career in 2015. "Your music and SHINee's will always be here", wrote one.

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