SHINee’s lead vocal’s passing made the entertainment industry gloomy and left his close friends and family members heartbroken.
Idols posted their tribute to their SNS accounts and one of them is SNSD’s Taeyeon. She wrote a moving letter in her SNS post dedicated to her label mate and close friend, Kim Jonghyun.
“That was you, and if another you existed, everyone will still love you. I want to like you, love you, and encourage you. I want to hug you once more. That’s what I could’ve done but I hate myself for regretting like this after losing my chance.
Our unfortunate, precious Jonghyun. Our Jonghyun, who I feel like will answer Yes! in a high tone if I call right now on the phone, I miss you so much. I’m sorry I didn’t embrace you enough. I love you and thank you.
I remember you telling me about how you wrote ‘Lonely’ with me in your thoughts. We are very similar and alike. We know those feelings.
Kim Jonghyun, the most special, cool, fantastic artist in my life, I miss you so much and I want to hold your hand.
Jonghyun-ah, you are the best. You worked so hard. I will make sure you’re not lonely.”
-credits to AllKpop for the post translation
Meanwhile, SM entertainment’s artist had canceled their upcoming schedules to pay respect to the late Jonghyun. His agency gave an update on his public wake’s details for his fans and supporters yesterday. Today, December 20, from 12 pm KST to 8 pm KST, will be the last day for his fans and supporters to pay their respect to Jonghyun. It is made to do so to give his bereaved family, friends, and colleagues a chance to mourn for the singer, privately.
Police also closes the investigation into Jonghyun’s death after concluding that he died of carbon monoxide poisoning. They did not conduct an autopsy since his family wished not to do one. The decision was supported by the letter that he sent to Nine9 and a suicidal text message to his older sister on the day of his death.
You may now rest in peace Jonghyun, you did well. You will always be remembered.