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Kim Jong-Hyun's Death Confirmed By SM Entertainment (Statement)

Kim Jong-Hyun's Death Confirmed By SM Entertainment (Statement)

Kim Jong-Hyun‘s tragic death has been confirmed by SM Entertainment.

The 27-year-old lead vocalist of the hugely popular five-member Korean pop troupe SHINee passed away on Monday (December 18), and a cause of death was not confirmed by the management group.

Some are reporting that his death was a suicide, but nothing has been officially confirmed. We will update when more official word is released.

“He was found unconscious at a residential hotel in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul and was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on the evening of the 18th,” the statement from SM Entertainment read.

Our thoughts are with his friends, loved ones, and fans during this difficult time.

Click inside to read the full statement…

“Hello, this is SM Entertainment.

We’re sorry to deliver such heart-aching, unfortunate news.

On December 18, SHINee member Jonghyun left our side unexpectedly.

He was found unconscious at a residential hotel in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul and was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on the evening of the 18th.

The deep sorrow cannot be compared to ones of his family who had to let go of their loving son and brother but the employees and artists of SM Entertainment, also in deep shock and sorrow, are offering condolences.

Jonghyun was the best artist who loved music more than anyone and always worked hard for his performance.

It is devastating to deliver such sad news to the fans who gave him great love.

We ask you to refrain from making rumors or assumption based reports in respect of his family who are in deep sorrow from the sudden news.

As his family wished, his funeral will be carried out in the quietest manner with his family members and co-workers.

Once again, we offer our deepest condolence” (source).

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