SHINee’s main vocalist Kim Jong Hyun left everyone shocked and grieving last December 18.
Many of his friends in the music industry, and fans all over the world gave their condolences and prayers for him visa social networking sites. Everyone knows his family needs comfort and respect for this tragedy that they are facing.
He left us now, but he will always be remembered, and these are just some of the reasons why.
His evident passion for music
Kim Jong Hyun has been in SM Entertainment for more than 10 years, and he’s the main vocal of his group SHINee since 2008. He expressed his passion for music through writing songs that everyone loved and supported. Some of SHINee’s popular songs are Replay, Ring Ding Dong, Everybody, Why So Serious and many more!
His bright personality
Many of his friends and fans know how much of a happy person Kim Jong Hyun was. He even gave his best for their fans in World Date with SHINee on 2012 where they spent time with fans around the world.
His charming smile
That smile that captures fans.
He still smiles despite his struggles, thus after the bad news roamed all over media outlets, everyone were shocked that Jonghyun had been experiencing depression for quite a long time.
He managed to smile to everyone.
He’s a thoughtful brother and son
Everyone knows how close he is to his sister, and how good he is as a son. In his appearance in ‘Strong Heart,’ he shared his closeness to his sister.
He’s a loving brother to his members.
He was with SHINee for 10 years. He was a good brother to other members Onew, Key, Minho and Taemin.
He’s a good friend.
He’s close with other artists, such as Taeyeon, Yeri and many more. Recently, after his death, Taeyeon posted a heartfelt mesage to Jonghyun on her Instagram account.
그게 너고 또 다른 그 또한 너라고 해서 널 사랑하지 않을 사람은 없어. 널 무지 좋아하고 사랑하고 토닥여 주고싶고 한번이라도 더 안아주고 싶었어. 그게 내가 할 수 있는 일이었는데 이렇게 기회를 잃고 후회하고 있는 내가 너무 밉다. 너무 안타깝고 아깝고 소중한 우리 종현이. 전화해서 이름 부르면 당장이라도 하이톤으로 으응! 할것같은 우리 종현이 많이 보고싶어. 누나가 많이 못 안아줘서 미안해 사랑해 그리고 고마워. lonely 누나 생각하며 썼다는 그 과정을 다 기억해. 우린 비슷하잖아. 닮았고. 그 느낌들을 알잖아. 내 인생에 제일 특이하고 멋지고 훌륭한 아티스트 김종현 너무 많이 보고싶고 손잡아 주고싶다. 종현아 넌 최고야 너무 수고했어🖤 외롭지않게 해줄게.
He remains an inspiration.
Just like his tattoo, he is indeed an inspiration to everyone. He worked hard from the beginning. His music remains a great contribution.
He’s a role model.
He became a role model to new artists like NCT, EXO, BTS and other groups. His artistry affects many artists and makes ordinary people appreciate music.
NCT U’s Taeil once said that Jonghyun is his role model.
His last concert
Days before his passing, he held a successful concert at SK Olympic Handball Stadium. Fans attended his concert, and artists like Taeyeon even came to support him.
He did well.
Like what he wanted to hear, he really did well.
He is a great artist; he’ll forever be. His hard works since from the start will always be appreciated.
Even though his passing is a bad news for everyone, we all know he’s in peace now and he’s smiling. Everyone will never forget him, the great Kim Jong Hyun of SHINee, the great inspiration.
For the people who’s having a hard time, especially those struggling with depression, kindly reach out. There are people that can and will help you no matter what. Keep on fighting; you are not alone.
We at Kdramabuzz are deeply saddened; our condolences are for his family, fans and friends.
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