SHINee, Red Velvet remember Jonghyun on 4th death anniversary, Shawols say 'miss you'

SHINee’s Key and Minho as well as Red Velvet’s Yeri remember the idol who lost his life to suicide in 2017


                            SHINee, Red Velvet remember Jonghyun on 4th death anniversary, Shawols say 'miss you'
Fans and idols remember the singer who lost his life to suicide in 2017 with their memories of SHINee's Jonghyun on SNS (@SHINee/Twitter)
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It has been four years today since the SHINee member, Kim Jonghyun died by suicide and not one day goes by when fans don’t remember the legendary singer and idol. Jonghyun was one of the very loved members of the K-pop group SHINee and December 18 marks his death anniversary. This year marks the fourth anniversary of his passing and SHINee members, as well as Red Velvet’s Yeri, prove that the idol is ‘gone but not forgotten.’

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SHINee members Minho and Key remembered their bandmates with a special message to their beloved members. Red Velvet’s Yeri who was also very close to the singer before he passed remembered her friendship with the now-deceased singer via her Instagram story where she shared old photos of Jonghyun and herself. Fans who were equally attached to the idol share their memories with Jonghyun and talk about how difficult it has been for them to move over the tragic event.

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SHINee's Jonghyun died by suicide on December 18, 2017 (SM Entertainment)

SHINee and Red Velvet remeber Jonghyun

Minho and Key were two of the SHINee members who made a public address to Jonghyun’s death anniversary. Key posted a video of himself and Jonghyun where both members of SHINee were trying on an animated filter, joking around as Key reminisces a fond memory of the deceased vocalist. SHINee’s official Twitter account also posted a photo of Jonghyun from one of his stage performances of his song, ‘Blinking Game’ while the account captioned the post as, “I’ll always love you,” which is part of the lyrics of the song.

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Member Minho posted the last two photos of himself and Jonghyun they took together before he passed away. Minho captioned the photo starting with a simple “Miss You” along with the message in Korean that read, “There are a lot of pictures of Hyung (older brother in Korean) in my photo album, but this is the last picture we took together. Today is a day I really miss more than other days. Let's always be healthy and happy. I will always support and love Hyung. It's not cold at all today because you are always by my side. I have my brother.”

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Red Velvet’s member Yeri, who was a close friend of Jonghyun posted a series of Instagram stories remembering her fun times with the idol singer. Yeri also shared a memory of herself listening to his single, ‘Shinin’ while member Nine9 of the band Dear Cloud, also posted on SNS reminiscing her time with Jonghyun. Nine9 was a dear friend of Jonghyun who shared his last letter with fans after the singer passed away.

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Red Velvet's Yeri shares a series of old photos of her and SHINee's Jonghyun on his death anniversary (@yerimiese/Instagram)

Shawols remember SHINee’s Jonghyun

Fans of SHINee also called Shawols too shared their messages and memories on Social media talking about how they are doing better now knowing the singer is looking down on them. The phrases, ‘Jonghyun Rest Well’, ‘You Did Well’, ‘Jonghyun We Love You’ and many more trended as fans reminisce their fond memories of the singer on his fourth death anniversary.

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Kim Jonghyun made his debut in the five-member K-pop group SHINee in the year 2008 and worked as a solo singer-songwriter and radio DJ alongside being a full-time member of the group. He passed away on December 18, 2017, at the age of 27 due to suicide. Presently, SHINee members continue as a four-member group in the industry always keeping Jonghyun close to their hearts with members Onew, Minho, Key, and their maknae, Taemin who is the only member in the military at present.

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"You Did Well Jonghyun"

Fans posted their messages remembering Jonghyun on his death anniversary. One Shawol said, "Thank you for the nine years I got to know you. And my faith tells me we will meet again. I might not recognise you by your appearance. But ur love and warmth of your soul will not be forgotten. Till we meet again. I will always love you. You did well!" Another fan said, "To our angel jonghyun, we miss you so much. we love u to the moon to back, since you are our moon. thank you for the time you spent with us. you’re always on our mind & always in our heart. i hope i get to see you shining bright tonight."

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One fan said, "You inspire me every day, i want to become a better person and follow my dreams because of you. your music brings me so much comfort. you did well jonghyun, remember that always." One fan said, "Jonghyun talking about how to comfort people. you did so well angel." One more fan said, "Hello love! It’s been 4 years now and I hope you are doing much better than the last year and I hope you continue to protect me throughout my journey of life, you are forever missed and loved by us. Thank you for everything you have done. Rest well my love." One fan said, "The moon shines brightly but our Jonghyun shines brighter. Rest well, our angel."

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