|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Arts & Entertainment

K-Pop Stars Attend SHINee Lead Singer Jonghyun’s Funeral

SEOUL – The funeral of Jonghyun, lead singer of one of the biggest K-pop groups SHINee, who committed suicide in Seoul, was held early Thursday morning in Seoul and was attended by some of the biggest stars of K-pop.

A member of Jonghyun’s band led the funeral procession while others helped in carrying the coffin along with members of the boy band Super Junior, news agency Yonhap reported.

The funeral was also attended by the pop star’s sister who carried a photo of him, and members of the band Girls Generation and hundreds of grieving fans, who had gathered outside the center.

On Monday, the police had found an unconscious Jonghyun – whose real name was Kim Jong-hyun – in an apartment in the Gangnam district of Seoul, after his sister had alerted them to a possible suicide bid by the 27-year-old, who was suffering from severe depression.

He was taken to the Konkuk University Hospital, where he was declared dead as a result of inhaling the smoke of coal briquettes, which he had burned on a frying pan, a common suicide method in South Korea.

The singer wrote about his depression in a note to his close friend and fellow singer Jang Hee-yeon, saying that he was “broken from inside” and the depression was slowly devouring him.

Jonghyun, who made his debut in May 2008 as lead singer of SHINee, was also a successful solo singer-songwriter and actor.

News of his suicide came as a shock as the singer had performed in a solo show as recently as in early December and recorded a performance for a TV program to be aired on Christmas eve.

He was also due to travel to Japan for a concert tour in February.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved