December 18th, 2020, marks three years since the passing of K-pop star Jonghyun, and his SHINee members have paid him an emotional tribute.
The K-pop world was rocked when it was reported that Jonghyun passed away on December 18th, 2017, aged just 27 after struggling with depression and the pressures of fame for quite some time.
Having made his debut in 2008, Jonghyun quickly made his mark with his wide-ranging musical talents. Not only was he renowned for his vocal range and charisma on the live stage, his songwriting ability was also widely admired within the industry.
Following reports of his death, SHINee and K-pop fans around the world mourned Jonghyun, causing the hashtags #StayStrongShawols and #YouDidWellJonghyun to trend worldwide on Twitter.
Now on the third anniversary of Jonghyun’s passing, fans around the world are paying tribute to the late star by sharing memories of him on social media and celebrating what he had achieved.
The remaining four members of SHINee – Onew, Taemin, Key, and Minho – most certainly haven’t forgotten Jonghyun and have taken to the group’s official Twitter account to remember their late friend and band mate.
Sharing a photo of Jonghyun, the group also wrote a simple caption in Korean that translates to “We will always love you.”
Following Jonghyun’s passing, SHINee continued on as a quartet and released one album, 2018’s The Story Of Light, before three of its four members (Onew, Key, and Minho) enlisted for their mandatory military service.
The trio have since been discharged and with Taemin still required to do his mandatory military service, it remains to be seen what SHINee will do next.
“늘 당신을 사랑합니다” pic.twitter.com/XQcZtHcXpH
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— SHINee (@SHINee) December 17, 2020