Girls' Generation's Taeyeon dedicated a heartfelt letter to her close friend and labelmate, SHINee's Jonghyun.
On December 19, Taeyeon posted a message via Instagram for the late artist. Her message stated,
"That was you, and if another you existed, everyone will still love you. I want to like you, love you, and encourage you. I want to hug you once more. That's what I could've done but I hate myself for regretting like this after losing my chance.
Our unfortunate, precious Jonghyun. Our Jonghyun, who I feel like will answer Yes! in a high tone if I call right now on the phone, I miss you so much. I'm sorry I didn't embrace you enough. I love you and thank you.
I remember you telling me about how you wrote 'Lonely' with me in your thoughts. We are very similar and alike. We know those feelings.
Kim Jonghyun, the most special, cool, fantastic artist in my life, I miss you so much and I want to hold your hand.
Jonghyun-ah, you are the best. You worked so hard. I will make sure you're not lonely."
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A day earlier on the 18th, Jonghyun died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Taeyeon and many other fellow SM artists have canceled their upcoming schedules in response to the shocking news.
Meanwhile, Jonghyun's funeral processions are scheduled to take place on December 21.
그게 너고 또 다른 그 또한 너라고 해서 널 사랑하지 않을 사람은 없어. 널 무지 좋아하고 사랑하고 토닥여 주고싶고 한번이라도 더 안아주고 싶었어. 그게 내가 할 수 있는 일이었는데 이렇게 기회를 잃고 후회하고 있는 내가 너무 밉다. 너무 안타깝고 아깝고 소중한 우리 종현이. 전화해서 이름 부르면 당장이라도 하이톤으로 으응! 할것같은 우리 종현이 많이 보고싶어. 누나가 많이 못 안아줘서 미안해 사랑해 그리고 고마워. lonely 누나 생각하며 썼다는 그 과정을 다 기억해. 우린 비슷하잖아. 닮았고. 그 느낌들을 알잖아. 내 인생에 제일 특이하고 멋지고 훌륭한 아티스트 김종현 너무 많이 보고싶고 손잡아 주고싶다. 종현아 넌 최고야 너무 수고했어
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