SM stated, "We are deeply regretful to deliver such heart-aching, unfortunate news today. On December 18, SHINee's member Jonghyun unexpectedly left our side.
The deepest sorrow cannot be compared to his family who had to say goodbye to their loving son and brother, but fellow staffs and artists of SM Entertainment are offering condolences in deep shock and sorrow.
It is devastating to deliver the news to the fans who gave him great love and support.
We ask you to refrain from making assumption-based reports or rumors in respect of the family of deceased who are in deep sorrow from the unexpected news.
SM Entertainment also canceled all SM artists' schedules and is preparing a public mortuary for Jonghyun's fans.
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