Jonghyun

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In this Korean name, the family name is Kim.
Jonghyun
Jonghyun at 2016 Korean Popular Culture And Arts Awards.jpg
Jonghyun at 2016 Korean Popular Culture And Arts Awards
Native name
김종현
Born
Gim Jong-hyeon

(1990-04-08)April 8, 1990
DiedDecember 18, 2017(2017-12-18) (aged 27)[1]
Cause of deathCarbon monoxide poisoning
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Radio host
  • Author
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocal
Years active2008–2017
Labels
Associated acts
Websitejonghyun.smtown.com
Signature
Kim Jonghyun's Signature.png
Jonghyun
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Jonghyeon
McCune–ReischauerKim Chonghyŏn

Kim Jong-hyun (April 8, 1990[2] – December 18, 2017[3]), better known by the mononym Jonghyun, was a South Korean singer-songwriter, and radio host. He was a vocalist of the South Korean boy group Shinee. Jonghyun debuted as a solo artist on January 12, 2015, with his first EP, titled Base.

In the same year, on September 17, Jonghyun released a compilation album, Story Op.1. On May 24, 2016, Jonghyun released his first studio album, She Is, followed by his second compilation album, Story Op.2 on April 24, 2017.

Jonghyun died in Seoul on December 18, 2017 of carbon monoxide poisoning in an act of suicide at the age of 27.[4][5]

Discography[change | change source]

Album[change | change source]

  • She Is (2016)

Mini-Album[change | change source]

  • Base (2015)

Compiliations[change | change source]

  • Story Op.1 (2016)
  • Story Op.2 (2017)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "샤이니 종현, 쓰러진 채 발견…병원이송 후 사망 확인(2보)". Yonhap News (in Korean). December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  2. Mark Russell (April 29, 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
  3. "Shinee singer Jonghyun: K-pop boy band superstar dies". BBC News. December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  4. Varandani, Suman (December 18, 2017). "What Is Jonghyun's Cause of Death? K-Pop Band SHINee's Singer Dead". International Business Times. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  5. "[Update] SHINee's Jonghyun dies in hospital". The Korea Herald. December 18, 2017. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.