Fans Mourn Death of Pop Idol

Fans Mourn Death of Pop Idol

"Please tell me I did a good job", he implored, ending the note with: "You've worked hard. I've lived until now because of that difficulty".

Dear Cloud musician Nine shared a message from the SHINee singer in an Instagram post Monday that Jonghyun, born Kim Jong-hyun, reportedly asked her to post in the event of his death.

In Seoul, fans paid their respects at Asan Hospital Tuesday, ahead of a funeral which the family has requested to be held "as quietly as possible", according to SM Entertainment.

"I was broken from the inside..." "The depression that had been slowly eating me up finally devoured me and I couldn't defeat it".

However, no details were given as to when the note was written or sent to Nine.

Thousands of tearful fans gathered at the Seoul hospital where Jonghyun was pronounced dead to say their final farewell. The most special, awesome, and greatest artist in my life, Jonghyun, I miss you a lot and want to hold your hand. His sister sensed the possibility that the singer may harm himself, so she called the police immediately. The group frequently traveled across Asia, as well as to Europe and America, while also catering to fans in Korea. Our Jonghyun, I miss you. I hope only that you will be happy.

In a press release Monday, SM Entertainment announced Jonghyun's untimely death. She said she discussed the situation with Kim's family and they all made a decision to post his note online as he wished.

Jonghyun was onstage just days before his death, having wrapped up his solo concerts in Seoul last week and pre-taped a segment for a cable show "Night Goblin" that was to be aired Sunday.

SM founder Lee Soo Mun was spotted at Kim's memorial service, together with his artists including singer BoA and members of pop groups Girls' Generation, EXO and NCT.

Having debuted in 2008 as the main vocalist for SHINee, Jonghyun has been noted for his singing, dancing and songwriting skills. Two years ago, Jonghyun embarked on a solo career, too. The K-pop artists, particularly from leading agencies, are said to undergo tough training and hectic schedule from very young age.