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Jonghyun promoting Poet | Artist (2017)

Jonghyun (종현) was a Korean pop singer. He was a main vocalist of the group SHINee. In 2010 he joined the project group S.M. THE BALLAD.

On December 18, 2017, he was found unconscious at a rented apartment studio in Cheongdam-dong, Southern Seoul, around 6:10pm KST. He was rushed to Konkuk University Hospital in a state of cardiac arrest but died en route. Investigators believe he died from an apparent suicide by inhaling toxic fumes, as they discovered coal briquettes burnt on a frying pan upon arriving at the apartment. A few hours later, his suicide letter was revealed through the internet, confirming that he took his own life.


  • Stage Name: Jonghyun (종현)
  • Real Name: Kim Jong Hyun (김종현)
  • Birthdate: April 8, 1990
  • Death: December 18, 2017 (aged 27)
  • Birthplace: Seoul
  • Bloodtype: AB
  • Height: 173cm
  • Hobbies/Skills: Watching Movies, Singing, Writing Lyrics, Chinese
  • Relationship:
    • Shin Se-kyung (actress) (2010-2011)
  • Education:
    • Seoul Music Institute (Graduated)
    • Myongji University (Film & Musical)




  • [2015.01.12] BASE
  • [2015.09.17] Iyagi Op.1 (이야기 Op.1; Story Op.1) (Special)
  • [2017.04.24] Iyagi Op.2 (이야기 Op.2; Story Op.2) (Special)

Digital Singles



  • [2016.01.21] 30th Golden Disk Awards: Album Bonsang
  • [2019.01.06] 33rd Golden Disc Awards: Album Bonsang

TV Music Shows

  • [2015.01.17] MBC Show! Music Core #1
  • [2015.01.18] SBS Inkigayo #1
  • [2015.01.20] MTV The Show #1
  • [2015.01.21] MBC Music Show Champion #1
  • [2015.01.22] MNet M!Countdown #1
  • [2015.01.23] KBS Music Bank #1
  • [2015.01.24] MBC Show! Music Core #1
  • [2015.01.27] SBS The Show #1

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