KUALA LUMPUR: Today marks the second anniversary for the tragic passing of the late Shinee member, Jonghyun.
In a month that is marked by holidays and celebration, friends and fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the beloved Korean idol who took his own life at the age of 27 back in 2017.
Shinee’s agency, SM Entertainment, uploaded a black and white photo of Jonghyun singing late last night and captioned it with: “We love you.”
The post on Instagram has already garnered over 635,000 likes and more than 15,600 comments by fans who expressed their sadness over the idol’s passing.
According to Soompi, many fans took to Twitter as well to share their stories on how Jonghyun had affected them, which saw his name trending as the No. 1 topic worldwide earlier today.
Other artistes chimed in as well with their thoughts on the matter. Nine9 of Korean band Dear Cloud, who was a close friend of Jonghyun, wrote: “I’ve decided not to feel so sad so often. Beautiful people are never forgotten. That’s what I’ve learnt. Though we’re far apart now, and many things have changed in me because of that distance, I believe that when time goes by, day by day, we will meet again.”
She added: “I will sing your songs here. In that place, you have to be happy.”
Another close friend and K-Pop artiste, Yoo Ara, wrote: “A person who is beautiful at just a glance. A person whose name makes me cry at the mere sound of it. A person I won’t ever forget until the day I die.”
The former Hello Venus member added: “I’m so upset. I miss you terribly. Just wait… we’ll meet again later.”