SHINee Member Jonghyun Passed Away due to Suicide
Breaking news, K-Pop group SHINee just lost a member with the tragic passing of Jonghyun.
Koreaboo ran a story that says that the popstar’s sister has confirmed his passing due to self-inflicted harm via carbon monoxide poisoning. Here’s what the Gangnam authorities have released so far.
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 initial reports, Jonghyun sent an SMS to his sister and as soon as she got the text, she immediately called the police for help. More details when they emerge.
Shinee is a South Korean boy group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2008. The group is composed of four members: Onew, Key, Minho and Taemin.
Shinee were introduced as a contemporary R&B boy group by their company with the goal to be trendsetters in all areas of music, fashion, dance, etc. and debuted in May, 2008 with their first EP, Replay on SBS’s Inkigayo with their single “Replay”. The group gained attention for starting a fashion trend amongst students, which the media dubbed the “Shinee Trend”. In August, 2008, the group released their first Korean studio album The Shinee World, which won the Newcomer Album of the Year at the 23rd Golden Disk Awards. Shinee further consolidated their popularity on the South Korean music scene with follow-up singles “Ring Ding Dong” and “Lucifer”. “Ring Ding Dong” charted on top of several Korean music charts and gained popularity all over Asia. “Lucifer” was nominated for the Best Dance Performance Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2010 for its outstanding choreography. In 2012 the group released Sherlock, which became the fifth most sold album of the year with over 180,000 copies sold. The group has also been included in the Forbes list of Korea Power Celebrity multiple times, once in 2014 and again in 2016.