SM Entertainment officially confirmed the death of SHINee’s Jonghyun on December 18, 2017 through an official statement.
This is SM Entertainment.
We are sorry to be the bearer of such tragic, heart-breaking news.
On December 18th, SHINee’s Jonghyun left us very suddenly.
He was discovered unconscious at a residence in Chungdam-Dong, Seoul and was rushed to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead.
Our sadness cannot compare to the pain of his family, who had to say goodbye to a son and a brother, but we have spent a long time with him, and the SHINee members along with the SM Entertainment staff are all in deep mourning and shock.Jonghyun loved music more than anybody else and he was an artist who did everything to perform his absolute best on stage.It breaks our heart to have to bring this news to fans who loved Jonghyun so much.Please refrain from reporting on rumors and guesswork so the family of the deceased can honor him in peace.As per the wish of the family, the funeral will be held quietly with his relatives and company colleagues.Once again we show our deepest condolences to Jonghyun on his last journey.
– SM Entertainment
Jonghyun’s SHINee bandmates will be the head mourners at his funeral.
A day after the K-pop idol passed away, the traditional three-day Korean funeral, already begun.