The sudden death of SHINee‘s Jonghyun was a great shock to fellow artists and employees of SM Entertainment..
EXO‘s Suho and f(x)‘s Luna will not be attending the press call event for musical ‘The Last Kiss‘ on December 19.
Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon was also supposed to attend a fan signing event at 3 p.m. on December 19, but she canceled the event.
On December 18, KangTa was not able to host his radio program. Ilac, who substituted for KangTa said, “KangTa and Jonghyun were close as senior and junior of the company. He’s in great shock.”
On the same day, NCT‘s Jaehyun and Johnny did not appear on the radio program.
SHINee‘s Key had left to Lisbon, Portugal for a photo shoot on December 17. After learning the news of Jonghyun‘s passing, he canceled the photo shoot and will be returning to Korea shortly.
SHINee‘s four members will be chief mourners at Jonghyun‘s leaving ceremony which will be held on December 21 at 9 a.m. Their names are currently listed as chief mourners on the screen of Jonghyun’s funeral.
Jonghyun was found unconscious on December 18 at 6:10 p.m. and was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital.
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