Shinee's Kim Jonghyun passes away


Posted at Dec 18 2017 07:33 PM | Updated as of Dec 19 2017 12:46 PM


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Kim Jonghyun of Korean boy group Shinee passed away Monday. He was 27.

According to a report on The Korea Herald, Kim died in the hospital after he was found unconscious at a residence in Cheongdam-dong in Seoul.

Police said they received a call from Kim's sister Monday afternoon, saying his brother may have attempted to commit suicide.

Kim was found with a burning coal briquette nearby.

Police said they will investigate the incident as a suspected suicide.

Kim is a vocalist for Shinee.

Editor's note:

A group in the Philippines is dedicated to addressing those who have suicidal tendencies.

The crisis hotlines of the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation aim to make these individuals feel that someone is ready to listen to them.

These are their hotline numbers:

Information and Crisis Intervention Center
(02) 804-HOPE (4673)
0917-558-HOPE (4673) or (632) 211-4550
0917-852-HOPE (4673) or (632) 964-6876
0917-842-HOPE (4673) or (632) 964-4084

In Touch Crisis Lines:
0917-572-HOPE or (632) 211-1305
(02) 893-7606 (24/7)
(02) 893-7603 (Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm)
Globe (63917) 800.1123 or (632) 506.7314
Sun (63922) 893.8944 or (632) 346.8776