K-pop Idols Hold Off Projects In Light Of Jonghyun’s Passing

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South Korea’s K-pop industry is coming as one in paying tribute to the late SHINee lead vocalist Kim Jonghyun.

In respect of the passing of Jonghyun, the grieving K-pop industry talents have been uniting to send off the revered idol.

More K-pop artists postponed their activities in respect of the deceased SHINee member.  Earlier, SHINee’s junior labelmate EXO delayed the scheduled winter album while Girls Generation’s Taeyeon gave a rain check on a scheduled fan signing event.  SM Entertainment revealed that artist activities under the agency will be put on hold for further notice.

Read More: EXO Delays Winter Album In Respect of Jonghyun’s Passing

JYP Entertainment announced that Twice’s music video for “Merry and Happy” will be moved to December 22.  Cube Entertainment also disclosed suspending digital track “OGZ” by Jo Woo-chan, Park Hyun-jin and Achillo.  Meanwhile, Pledis Entertainment temporarily halted Seventeen’s weekly YouTube video series.


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A number of big names in the K-pop industry already visited to mourn for Jonghyun at Asan Medical Center where  the private memorial service for the deceased family and close friends is set up.  The remaining members of SHINee Taemin, Onew, Minho and Key greeted the guests as primary mourners.

Shin Se Kyung, former girlfriend of Jonghyun, dropped by for her last farewell. Members of idol groups BTS, CNBLUE, Wanna One, Epik High, Infinite and Highlight paid respect to their cherished senior. Diva BOA, SM Entertainment CEO Lee Soo Man, Girls’ Generation, Red Velvet and IU were early mourners of the deceased.

Read more:  Early Mourners at Jonghyun’s memorial service

SM Entertainment arranged a separate memorial for the fans who have been coming in big numbers to bid goodbye for their beloved idol. The funeral service will be held in private with the late artist’ closest friends and family tomorrow (December 21).

Hellokpop would like to extend our prayers and condolences to the family, friends and fans of Kim Jonghyun.


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