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3:38 am - Tuesday January 23, 2018

Note shows Korean pop star Jonghyun’s struggles with depression

Agencies, Seoul

A note said to be written by K-pop superstar Jonghyun has been posted on social media by his close friend, revealing a struggle with depression, the BBC News reported on Tuesday.

Pop artist Nine posted the note on Instagram. “I was broken from the inside. The depression that was slowly devouring me, at last consumed me,” it said.Jonghyun, 27, was found dead on Monday in a suspected suicide.

He was the lead singer of one of South Korea’s biggest pop groups Shinee.On Tuesday, Nine, a member of another pop group Dear Cloud, shared the note she said Jonghyun had sent to her, instructing her to make it public if he “disappeared from the world”.

Dear Cloud’s management Mymusic Entertainment confirmed to news agency Yonhap the note was posted after consultation with Jonghyun’s family. It spoke about his struggle with living in the public eye, saying “the life of fame was never meant for me”.

“What else can I say more. Just tell me I’ve done well. That this is enough. That I’ve worked hard. Even if you can’t smile don’t fault me on my way.”

However, no details were given as to when the note was written or sent to Nine.
Fans on Twitter were quick to pick up on what many saw as the singer’s last request to them.Jonghyun, whose full name was Kim Jong-hyun, was found unconscious in an apartment. He was taken to hospital where he was declared dead.

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