(★BREAKING) SHINee Jonghyun’s Sister Confirms He Committed Suicide

Jonghyun left her a suicide note.

Police just confirmed that SHINee‘s Jonghyun passed away earlier today, inside an apartment with coal briquette lit inside.

Jonghyun’s sister just confirmed that he died by suicide. The exact cause of his death is carbon monoxide poisoning. 

“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.”

— Gangnam Police

News reports are stating that Jonghyun sent his sister a suicide note, which is when she called the police to help him. Jonghyun texted the suicide note to her.

“It’s been really hard for me until now. Please let me go, and tell me I’ve worked hard, last good bye.”

Burning coal briquette is a type of carbon monoxide-induced suicide that has become increasingly popular in East Asian countries.


We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255 for help. 

Source: Joong Ang Ilbo

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