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Another sad news

this is one reason i hate Korean entertainment industry specailly kpop industry. They are heartless..all kpop singers work so hard for their management and fans..what for? They dont even have enough time to rest no owning worthy stuff for their life. Not dating No house their phone number also monitoring by their management. They live in rent apartment most of them also live together with  other member untill the rest of their life.(till they have to leave the group bc of their age)..when they r youmg their life like a cow who give milk to their owner but their stardom in kpop would end when they are more than 25.they should seek other possibility tp survive. So pity. Plus their freaking fanatic kpop fans make their life more suffer than ever..they cant go whenever they wanna go.this situation goes to depression...ahg so pitiful


K-pop singer Jonghyun's death turns spotlight on pressures of stardom

Shinee lead singer, who died in hospital on Monday, said he felt ‘broken from inside’ in note made public day after his death

A portrait of Kim Jong-hyun on a mourning altar at a hospital in Seoul.

Justin McCurry
Tuesday 19 December 2017 05.36 EST Last modified on Tuesday 19 December 2017 06.11 EST

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A harrowing note left by the K-pop singer Kim Jong-hyun, who has died in a suspected suicide, has highlighted the pressures facing young people in South Korea’s intensely competitive entertainment industry.

Kim, the lead singer of the boy band Shinee, died in hospital in Seoul on Monday after he was found unconscious in his apartment.

Better known as Jonghyun, he had attracted a huge following in his native country and across Asia both as a band member and solo artist, and was among the most marketable figures in K-pop, South Korea’s most successful cultural export.

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Over the past decade, Shinee, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation and other bands have been the driving force behind the Hallyu Wave that has helped South Korean films, music and TV dramas establish loyal followings in Asia and Europe.

However, in a note made public a day after his death, the 27-year-old had said he felt “broken from inside”.

“The depression that gnawed on me slowly has finally engulfed me entirely,” Kim wrote, adding that he “couldn’t defeat it any more”.

His friend the singer Nine9 released the note on her Instagram account, saying he had asked her to make it public in the event of his death.

“I was so alone,” Kim continued. “The act of ending is difficult. I’ve lived until now because of that difficulty. Please tell me I did a good job.” He ended the message: “You’ve worked hard. You’ve really gone through a lot. Goodbye.”

K-pop stars are subjected to severe competition and years of training, with every aspect of their lives – from their musical style and fashion to diet and even mobile phone use – dictated by powerful management agencies.

 Jonghyun, lead singer of K-pop band Shinee, dies at 27 – video obituary
Like their Japanese counterparts, many are forced to forgo romantic relationships to maintain the wholesome image crafted by their industry handlers.

In Kim, many fans saw a supremely talented singer and dancer who had managed to avoid the hazards, such as alcohol and drugs, that had destroyed the careers of some of his peers.

The shock felt among his fans worldwide was compounded by the fact that he appeared happy and at ease with himself during public appearances only days before his death.

Kim Jong-hyun: Shinee star dies amid an unforgiving K-pop industry

But in echoes of his longer note, he had sought what appeared to be assurances about his achievements from his sister in text messages he sent on Monday. “This is my last farewell,” he told her. “Please let me go and say I did a good job.”

The relentless pressure to achieve can be found in every sector of South Korean society, from its highly competitive education system to a corporate culture that has little tolerance for failure – factors that experts say contribute to the highest suicide rate in the industrialised world.

Several high-profile figures, including the country’s former president Roh Moo-hyun, as well as business executives, have killed themselves in recent years.

In 2009, the actor Park Jin-hee wrote a master’s degree paper in which she said 40% of South Korea’s actors had considered suicide at least once due to a lack of privacy, online bullying, unstable incomes and the fear that their talents were not appreciated by the industry or the public.

Some of the hundreds of fans paying their respects on Tuesday at the hospital where Kim died spoke of the intolerable pressures that can accompany stardom in South Korea.

“I came here to say my last farewell … since we fans apparently couldn’t be there for him when he needed help most,” 19-year-old Jung Min-kyung told AFP.

“I think our country has very high expectations of celebrities.”

In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found atwww.befrienders.org.
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Lead singer of South Korean boyband Shinee dies
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 Jonghyun, lead singer of K-pop band Shinee, dies at 27 – video obituary
Jonghyun, lead singer of K-pop band Shinee, dies at 27 – video obituary

Kim Jong-hyun: Shinee star dies amid an unforgiving K-pop industry
Kim Jong-hyun: Shinee star dies amid an unforgiving K-pop industry


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RIP Jong hyun :'(
Gatau si siapa dia, ga pernah denger laguny

Byk ya artis korea yg bundir :(
Semoga Jong hyun terakhir dan ga ada lg korban
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