Hanggang ngayon ay patuloy pa rin na nagluluksa, hindi lamang ang mga K-pop addicts, mas higit siyempre ang mga kaibigan at kagrupo ni Jonghyun sa SHINee.
Pagkatapos ng funeral ni Jonghyun noong December 21 ng umaga, nag-post ng kanyang written message ang isa sa member ng SHINee na si Key. Sa letter niya para kay Jonghyun, humingi ito ng sorry na na-late raw siya to be on his Hyung side. At nangako pa itong aalagaan ang pamilya ni Jonghyun ngayong wala na ito.
Nakakaiyak ang sulat na ginawa nito:
“Hyung, it’s me Kibum~ I saw your face yesterday and I sent you off today but I still can’t believe this happened.
“I’m so sorry I was late coming to your side because I was busy doing something else and I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you as a brother through your loneliness.
“You and I were the most stubborn people on the team so we always had our way and even to the end you decided when you were going to leave and acted on it all by yourself.
“I hurt so much initially but spending the last three days with you and you alone, I think I’m beginning to understand why you did what you did.
“Don’t worry about having left us behind and I will take care of your mom and your sister just like they were my own family.
“I will miss you a lot, I’m worried now because the man who always supported my thoughts during meetings is now gone.
“It was always me and you talking in all those meetings…I will try to get used to spending time without you and live better than I have until now.
“When I grow old and we meet again, tell me I’ve done well too!
“To the best artist, friend, hyung and colleague of my life, Jonghyun hyung, You did well. I love you so very much!”
Napakaraming nagmamahal kay Jonghyun. Walang duda na naging mabuti itong kaibigan at katrabaho. Bukod kay Key, marami pang ibang K-pop stars na nagsulat din at naglabas ng kanilang saloobin sa pagpanaw ni Jonghyun.
Sinasabing nag-suicide sa pamamagitan ng paglason dahil sa carbon monoxide ang ikinamatay si Jonghyun noong December 18. Ang depresyon ang nag-udyok kaya raw ito nagawa ng singer.