Police have confirmed that SHINee’s Kim Jonghyun (27) has passed away and will be investigating the singer’s death.
According to the police, SHINee’s Kim Jonghyun was rushed to the hospital in a state of cardiac arrest after being found unconscious at a rented apartment in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul, on December 18th at approximately 6:45 pm KST.
The medical team performed CPR on Jonghyun, but he was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The police stated that they had received a telephone call from his sister at 4:42 PM KST, saying that she thought Jonghyun may have attempted suicide. His final words to his sister in a text message were, “It’s been difficult for me. Let me go. Tell me I did well. This is my last goodbye.”
According to a source, Kim Jonghyun was found with burning coal on a frying pan nearby, leading to suspected suicide. However, the police said that they will investigate the incident and have not confirmed the cause of death.
The singer had recently posted lyrics from a song by Dear Cloud,on his Instagram account, “persistent scars and sighs of exhaustion, will they have stopped?” Fans speculate these may have been the singer’s cry for help and indications of his imminent death.
Our deepest condolences and prayers to Jonghyun, his family, friends and Shawols (fans). May his soul rest in peace.