Read on to find out more on the death of K-pop singer SHINee…
According to reports, SHINee, born Kim Jong-huyun, was heavily involved in the group’s songwriting and production, was rushed to the hospital in a state of cardiac arrest. The accomplished singer and dancer who helped form the band in 2008 was pronounced dead after a team at the hospital performed CPR on him Monday afternoon (Dec. 18).
It was SHINee sister who alerted police to check on her brother, telling officials that he sent a series of text messages saying “last goodbye.”
She was worried for his life, and as she suspected he took his life.
S.M. Entertainment issued a statement on Jonghyun’s death at press time, confirming his death and noting that a private funeral will be held.
K-Pop’s SHINee is the newest member of the 27 club join legendary talents such as Amy Whinehouse, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison (The Doors), Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (Grateful Dead ), Dave Alexander (The Stooges), Kristen Pfaff (Hole) and more…
Jong-huyun, the five-member group signed to S.M. Entertainment, released their debut EP Replay in 2008. Jonghyun recently played a series of solo shows at the SK Olympic Handball Stadium in Seoul Olympic Park on Dec. 9-10. The gorup released their 5th album, Five, earlier this year and toured Japan through April. – Billboard