|Full Name||Kim Jong-hyun|
|Birthday||April 8, 1990|
|Death Date||December 18, 2017|
Korean singer, songwriter and radio host Jonghyun was a member of the K-pop group SHINee for nine years. With his smooth vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and charismatic presence, Jonghyun made a tremendous impact on the Korean music scene before his tragic passing at 27.
As SHINee‘s lead vocalist, Jonghyun played a key role in the group‘s signature sound with his versatile voice capable of both powerful belts and soft, emotive tones. He contributed as a songwriter behind many of SHINee‘s hits and brought his artistic flair to his solo work as well, drawing inspiration from his emotions and life experiences.
Jonghyun had a passion for music-making and was involved in writing over 100 songs registered with the Korea Music Copyright Association. His creativity and honesty as a musician earned him appreciation from fans and fellow artists alike.
Outside of music, Jonghyun was a published author, radio host, and animal lover. He wrote a book of short stories and poems titled Skeleton Flower in 2015. On his radio show “Blue Night,” Jonghyun connected with fans through heartfelt conversations.
Jonghyun had several pet dogs over the years who he absolutely adored. He enjoyed activities like painting and sketching, displaying his artistic talents in many forms beyond just music.
Though his passing in 2017 was devastating, Jonghyun leaves behind an enduring legacy. As a key member of one of K-pop‘s most influential groups and a talented soloist, Jonghyun inspired a generation with his vocals, lyrics, and performances. His body of work with SHINee as well as his solo material will continue to be cherished by fans for years to come. We lost him too soon, but his spirit lives on in the hearts of all whose lives have been touched by his music.