LOOK: K-Pop Artists Pay Tribute To SHINEE's Jonghyun On Social Media
Karen Jane Ng
The whole K-Pop industry are mourning the passing of SHINee's Jonghyun, whose death was confirmed to be caused by suicide. "The results of our investigation decisively conclude that he died by suicide, and therefore we will not be performing an autopsy. His family wished for an autopsy to not be conducted," authorities concluded (via Soompi).
His label SM Entertainment has now released a statement in memory of the idol.
"Jonghyun is the best artist who loved music more than anyone else, enjoyed the stage, and liked communicated with fans through music. We will remember you forever," the post reads.
Fellow artists like members of FT Island, CNBLUE, U-KISS and 2PM paid tribute to the SHINee singer by sharing their memories with him on social media.
“I’m so sad, my hands are shaking. We were very close because we debuted at a similar time. I don’t know what it was that gave you a hard time, but I hope that there are only good things for you in that place, Jonghyun," FT Island's Lee Hong Ki captioned.
FT Island's Choi Min Hwan, meanwhile, simply wrote "Hyung", a Korean word meaning a man's older brother.
Lee Jong Hyun of CNBLUE also posted his candid photo with the late idol writing, "It was really hard," and made it his profile picture.
2PM's Jun K, Junho and Nickhun, U-Kiss' Kiseop, Alexander, Soohyun and Jun, DAY6's Jae and Jay Park expressed their heartbreak while remembering their friend on Twitter.
너무 가슴이 아프다.— JUN. K (@Jun2daKAY) December 18, 2017
우리에게 비춰진 그 밝은 모습 안에
얼마나 많은 고민과 아픔이 있었을까..
부디 편히 쉴 수 있기를..
Rest in peace.— นิชคุณ Buck หรเวชกุล (@Khunnie0624) December 18, 2017
믿을수가없다. 믿고싶지않다..— REAL JUNHO LEE (@dlwnsghek) December 18, 2017
가슴이 너무 아픕니다...— Ki seop (@KiSSeop91) December 18, 2017
My heart is so heavy.. I personally don’t know him but being the same 2008’s, my heart is truly broken.. I remember him as a talented guy who was strong n aggressive on TV shows... the main voice of Shinee.. I don’t understand... May God bless his family n fans with peace.. #RIP— ALEXANDER 알렉산더♔ (@alexander_0729) December 18, 2017
I honestly ain’t taking this news too well.. Affecting me a lot.. I think it’s about time we realize n learn something... Pay attention to the one’s around u... and damn u showbiz... Sigh, I think I need to pray...— ALEXANDER 알렉산더♔ (@alexander_0729) December 18, 2017
믿기싫다 정말.. 아— shin soo hyun (@ukissSH) December 18, 2017
부디 평안하시길 기도하겠습니다...— JUN (@JuN97L) December 18, 2017
As one of my first Korean influences, my heart aches for this tragedy. From the bottom of my heart, may he rest in peace.— Day6 Jae (@Jae_Day6) December 18, 2017
Rest in Paradise to Jonghyun. Heart goes out to family, friends, and his fans. Stay up everybody, spread love and compassion 🙏🙏🙏— JAY BUM PARK (@JAYBUMAOM) December 18, 2017
Even international DJ-producer Steve Aoki sent his prayers.
Rest in Paradise Jonghyun 😔— All Night Aoki (@steveaoki) December 18, 2017
Jonghyun's funeral will be held in private with family and close friends according to reports. SM Entertainment, on the other hand, has arranged a separate memorial for fans.
You did well, Jonghyun-ah. Keep shining.
Inspirits, lets use this photo as profile pic, this is a shawols project for angel jonghyun. please help spread.— angel jonghyun youve worked hard (@ifnt7effect) December 19, 2017
You worked hard and thank you Jonghyun-ah ❤ #RosesForJonghyun pic.twitter.com/HLHApodfJH