K-Pop fans in Korea have awoken to the tragic news that Kim Jong-hyun, star of boy band SHINee and solo artist, has died aged 27.
Local news outlets reported his death as an apparent suicide, and it was claimed that the singer, known better as Jonghyun, told his sister that it was ‘too hard’ in a text message sent before he was found by police.
He was taken to hospital after being found at 6.10pm Korea time on 18 December, but was pronounced dead later that evening.
For many fans, they have now awoken on 19 December to hear that their idol has passed away.
‘This is the worst day ever in my kpop life. I will let myself cry and mourn for this precious and beautiful person. We will feel better eventually,but today..knowing he suffered so much…it breaks my heart (sic),’ wrote one devastated fan.
Others took to social media to share their memories of the 27-year-old and thank him for putting ‘a smile on my face’.
I am truly crushed. I, and I’m sure many of you, grew up with SHINee, with Jonghyun. Rest easy. We will always love you in the present and all throughout the future.
— out of context kpop (@nocontextkpop) December 18, 2017
the first thing this morning that has gone through my head was Jonghyun, it hurts me so bad really.
— a (@axylinurarea) December 18, 2017
As soon as I woke up, my tears started streaming again. My chest aches as I picture Jonghyun's face in my mind and ponder about what has happened. How I wish it was only a nightmare.
— Pat (@nabixxi) December 18, 2017
This is the worst day ever in my kpop life. I will let myself cry and mourn for this precious and beautiful person. We will feel better eventually,but today..knowing he suffered so much…it breaks my heart. Jonghyun, I hope you're feeling safe now. This is my goodbye to you.
— oh my Gyu&Y (@Y_so_pretty) December 18, 2017
so, he is really gone this breaks my heart so much even tho I'm just a lowkey fan of SHINEE. May your beautiful soul rest in peace, thank you for the memories, inspiration, and everything. Your legacy will forever remain. We love you, Jonghyun. #RIPJonghyun
— a (@axylinurarea) December 18, 2017
Kim Jonghyun, an amazing man, passed away hours ago. As someone who has been with SHINee since 2009 and has listening to Jonghyun's solos since they came out, I can't help but feel emotional. May this angel rest in peace. #jonghyun
— 李恩 Eng Lee (@NanhaiLee) December 18, 2017
Jonghyun, my lord and savior. Thank you for being such an important person to me, and for letting me keep a smile on my face.
You’re such an amazing person, and it’s hard to let go of someone you love dearly. RIP Jonghyun, as this is my last goodbye.
— (@aesthetic_pengu) December 18, 2017
As a kpop fan..
It's so hard to believe that you're gone.. It's really sooooo hard .. #Jonghyun
— Nochu (@kimjeontaekook8) December 18, 2017
I feel so unmotivated to do anything. As soon as I woke up, I cried and I haven't stopped since then. This is such a sad day for every kpop fan and mostly for shawols.
— Julie || Crystal Snow (@YoongisBoba) December 18, 2017
Many fans also called on Shawols – fans of the band SHINee – to ‘stay strong’ and to talk to friends and family members if they needed to.
Shawols, please stay strong, please don’t hurt yourself, please talk to your friends/family, talk to us, we’re all here for you loves
— you did well Jonghyun (@dalnimed) December 18, 2017
Earlier this year, SHINee released their fifth Japanese album Five, and toured across Japan until April.
The group were formed in 2008 and debuted months later, with Jonghyn beginning to write songs for the idols the following year.
SHINee have been called the Princes of K-Pop due to their complex dance routines and incredible live vocals, earning huge hits with songs including Sherlock, Replay, Ring Ding Dong and Dream Girl.
Jonghyun’s death came just one week after he wrapped up a series of solo concerts, and fans began sharing videos of his 10 December show, where he could be seen dancing and singing on stage while his SHINee bandmates Taemin and Minho cheer him on in the crowds.
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