SHINee’s Jonghyun sent a suicide note to his sister


Police has confirmed that SHINee‘s Jonghyun passed away earlier today in a rented apartment with coal briquette lit inside.

Jonghyun’s sister just confirmed that he committed suicide. His cause of death is said to be carbon monoxide poisoning, which could have been caused by breathing in fumes. It was thought he died en route to the hospital.

“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

According to News reports, Jonghyun sent his sister a suicide note which is when she called 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.”

Police discovered Jonghyun unconscious and he was taken to hospital, but he was later pronounced dead.

Police are investigating his death as a suspected suicide.