Top Stories

K-Pop Icon BoA Writes Emotional Letter to Jonghyun Following His Death

K-Pop Icon BoA Writes Emotional Letter to Jonghyun Following His Death

BoA is mourning the loss of her SM Entertainment labelmate and friend Kim Jong-Hyun, known as Jonghyun, the SHINee member who tragically died on Monday (December 18).

Following late boy band member’s funeral this week, the 31-year-old “My Name” Korean pop superstar penned a letter to Jonghyun on her Instagram on Thursday (December 21).

“To Jonghyun, who always came to see me in the waiting room at every concert. Why did we always talk about work during our short meetings? Why did we only think about how we could better our work instead of wondering how we’re both living?” she wrote in the emotional letter.

“Today, I couldn’t believe I was in the same place as you, but I couldn’t see you. I wish you would’ve told me at least once. Still, I don’t blame you. The beautiful lyrics and melodies you created will comfort a lot of people and remain in their memories.”

Read the full letter below.

If you or anyone you know is at risk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and click here to find resources outside of the United States.

A post shared by BoA (@boakwon) on

“To Jonghyun who always came to see me in the waiting room at every concert. Why did we always talk about work during our short meetings? Why did we only think about how we could better our work instead of wondering how we’re both living? It’s really tough after sending you off when I think of how lacking I was as a noona and sunbae to you. Today, I couldn’t believe I was in the same place as you, but I couldn’t see you. I wish you would’ve told me at least once. Still, I don’t blame you. The beautiful lyrics and melodies you created will comfort a lot of people and remain in their memories. Jonghyun, who lived a short life but was a wonderful artist. I hope that you’re only creating and singing music for yourself wherever you are. You worked hard, and you did well. 2017.12.18 I remember you.”

(English translation via AllKPop.)

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty Images
Posted to: BoA, Jonghyun, Kim Jong-Hyun, Shinee

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • So many celebs stepped out for Samuel L. Jackson's birthday party! - TMZ
  • Find out what Colleen Ballinger named her son! - Just Jared Jr
  • Khloe Kardashian claps back at an Instagram troll who questioned Chicago having Kim's DNA - TooFab
  • See how Offset is trying to win Cardi B back after their breakup - Lainey Gossip
  • Did your favorite dancer make JJJ's top 10 dancers of 2018 list? - Just Jared Jr
  • Does Angelina Jolie have a new love interest? - Gossip Cop