[BREAKING] Jonghyun Of Popular K-Pop Boyband SHINee Has Reportedly Died By Suicide
K-pop star Kim Jong-hyun is reported to have passed away after he was found unconscious in an apartment unit earlier today, 18 December. He was 27.
Reports indicate that the member of popular boy band SHINee, better known as Jonghyun, was found lying in a room with a coal briquette burning in an apartment unit at Cheongdam-dong in southern Seoul at 6PM KST
Gangnam police later confirmed that the K-pop idol has passed away
K-pop news portal Koreaboo also cited news reports stating that Jonghyun's sister confirmed that he has died by suicide
Gangnam police said, "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."
According to Koreaboo, news reports also stated that Jonghyun sent his sister a suicide note, prompting her to call the police:
"It’s been too hard. Please send me off. Tell everyone I’ve had a hard time. Tell me I did well. This is my last goodbye."
Meanwhile, fans have taken to social media to express their thoughts and condolences over the South Korean idol's sudden death
Thank you, Jonghyun. Thank you for inspiring us through your music. You can rest now. No more pain. We love you.— kim (@findingoppas) (@yeolstagram) December 18, 2017
Mental health is not a joke. Idols are humans too. People are suffering even though they're smiling in the outside. It's horrible that a terrible thing like this had happened for some people to realise that.— jonghyun pics (@jonghyvnpics) December 18, 2017
We lost a beautiful and talented soul tonight but heaven gains another angel.— sarah (@jintoxicated) December 18, 2017
Thank you for creating great music, for showing love for the fans, for staying strong all these years, for being with your SHINee members. Thank you for making us smile.
Rest in peace, Kim Jonghyun.