It’s a sad day for the entire Kpop community after reports confirmed that SHINee’s Jonghyun has passed away after an apparent suicide on December 18, 2017. He was 27 years old. It seems he sent a message to his sister shortly before his death indicating he was having a difficult time and said goodbye.
I’m still a bit in disbelief after this news. SHINee was one of the first groups I listened to when being introduced to Kpop, and I enjoyed several of their songs. I know we always say this, but it really is tragic to see such a young individual with so much talent leave the world in this way. He brought happiness to a lot of people and left many wonderful memories. My condolences go out to his family, friends, fellow members, and all of the fans.