On December 18th 2017, I was greeted with the horrible news that kpop group SHINee member Jonghyun had passed away by committing suicide.
Jonghyun was a beacon of light to many. Always telling them that better days were coming. He was passionate about his fans, and his music. He was incredibly bright and talented. He was a truly quirky and unique person, with a voice to match. He was worth celebrating. His death came as a shock to many of us, myself included. SHINee was the very first K-pop group I ever listened to, so being able to listen to his music again took a while. I have so much to thank Jonghyun and Shinee for. So here are five songs I encourage you to listen to and to celebrate his life with.
Jonghyun. Your voice is forever. Thank you for blessing us with so many wonderful years of your talents. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and fellow group mates. May Jonghyun live on forever through all of them. Through all of us.
If you are struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide, please speak up. Please don’t suffer in silence. Your life is worth living.