[UPDATE SM ENT HAS RELEASED A STATEMENT]
SM Entertainment released an official statement regarding the passing of Jonghyun:
“Even though our sadness can’t compare to his [Jonghyun] family, but for SHINee members who was with him for a long time and us, SM Ent, all our artists and staff are in shock and sad. We send our deepest condolences. Jonghyun was the best artist who loves music more than anyone” – Click here for full statement
Rather than being the first, I want to make sure the information is right, mainly because I didn’t want to believe it to be true. Even though SM Entertainment cannot be reached at this time, police have confirmed his passing and investigating.
On 18th December around 6:45 PM KST, fire and police department found SHINee’s Jonghyun unconscious in his apartment. He was rushed to the emergency room where he was later pronounced dead.
Jonghyun’s older sister previously filed a report stating that Jonghyun had disappeared and received a text from Jonghyun, which is believed to be him attempting suicide. However, Police are still investigating and SM Entertainment haven’t made a statement at this time.
Netizen for the past hour or so are still in disbelief as me and many fans have arrived at the hospital were Jonghyun was transported.