Jonghyun's SHINee bandmates lay him to rest in funeral service

Kim Jong-Hyun

His distraught sister walked ahead of the procession carrying an image of her brother in a dark frame.

The procession began at the Asan Medical Centre in Seoul, where hundreds had gathered to pay their respects.

SHINee singer Kim Jong-hyun, known mononymously as Jonghyun, was laid to rest early Thursday (December 21) in Seoul.

The local news outlet featured footage of K-pop band BTS on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, zooming in on frontman RM's face, during a report on the death of fellow K-pop artist Kim Jong-hyun.

Despite harsh winter weather, weeping fans in jackets, hats, scarves and masks waited outside for the hearse to leave, crying even harder as the black limousine passed them by.

Jonghyun was a founding member of SHINee when the band formed in 2008 and went onto become one of the most popular and enduring artists in K Pop, known particularly because he stood out from numerous mass-produced singers in the idol industry: writing, organising and composing music himself and developing his own signature style.

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The service was a private one, attended just by close family and friends. It was not clear whether Kim's remains would be buried or cremated.

Jonghyun was found unconscious in a Seoul apartment late on Monday.

Kim's close friend, musician Nine9, released his suicide note on her Instagram account, saying he had asked her to publish the message in the event of his death.

"What else can I say more". "Please tell me I did a good job", he implored.

At his final solo concert, SHINee's Jonghyun reportedly shared that he wrote his new song in order to comfort those who had lost a loved one.

Another fan posted: "This is just so devastating".

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