- Name: Jonghyun
- Age at Death: 27 years old
- Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: Pending
- Status: Deceased
Jonghyun was a South Korean singer, songwriter and radio host. He was a vocalist of the K-Pop boy group ‘SHINee’. His discography include Base (2015), and She Is (2016). He also worked with the ballad project group ‘SM the Ballad’. Jonghyun was born Kim Jong-hyun on April 8, 1990 in Jung District, Seoul, South Korea. He had an older sister named Kim So-dam. Jonghyun attended Chungwoon University followed by Myongji University. He graduated in 2015 with a Master’s degree in film and musicals.
Jonghyun was best known as a member of the K-Pop boy group ‘SHINee’. The group was formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2008. The other members are Onew (Lee Jin-ki), Key (Kim Ki-bum), Minho (Choi Min-ho), and Taemin (Lee Tae-min). SHINee’s debut Korean album, The SHINee World, was released in August 2009. Their sophomore release, Lucifer (2010), sold more than 260,000 copies. Their other Korean albums include Odd (2015), 1 of 1 (2016) and The Misconceptions Series (2013). SHINee released 5 Japanese albums on the label EMI Music Japan. The albums The First (2011) and Boys Meet U (2013) were both certified Gold by the RIAJ. Their latest project, Five, was released in January 2017. Jonghyun also worked with the South Korean ballad project group ‘SM the Ballad’. They released two mini albums, Miss You (2010) and Breath (2014).
In addition to SHINee, Jonghyun also had a solo career. His solo debut EP, Base, was released in January 2015 by S.M. Entertainment. It featured guest artists Zion.T and Younha. The EP won the 2016 Golden Disk Award in the category ‘Disk Bonsang’. Jonghyun’s debut studio album, She Is, was released in May 2016. It peaked at #1 on the South Korean Albums chart and #4 on the US World Albums chart. The album was distributed by KT Music. Jonghyun also released two compilation albums, Story Op.1 (2015) and Story Op.2 (2017). The latter was led by the single “Lonely” featuring Taeyeon. He’s worked with several other artists such as Zhang Liyin, IU and Uhm Jung-hwa. Jonghyun served as a radio host for MBC from July 2014 to March 2017. He worked on the program “Blue Night”. His performance earned him the 2015 MBC Excellence Award.PERSONAL
Jonghyun died on December 18, 2017 at the age of 27. His official cause of death was suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. He was found unconscious at an apartment in Southern Seoul. His body was rushed to Konkuk University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Prior to his death, Jonghyun sent a series of troubling text messages to his sister Kim So-dam. She alerted the authorities but it was already too late. Jonghyun was 5ft 8in tall and he was of Korean descent. He had been linked to actresses Lee YuBi and Shin Se-kyung.
Jonghyun Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Kim Jong-hyun
- Birthday: April 8, 1990
- Place of Birth: Jung District, Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Radio Host, Author
- Years Active: 2008-2017
- Net Worth & Salary:
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: December 18, 2017
- Cause of Death: Suicide by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Place of Death: Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea