It’s been 4 months since Jonghyun’s passing, but he’s not forgotten.
Today (Sunday, 8th April) marks his birthday, and fans decided to celebrate the day by trending #종현아생일축하해 (Happy Birthday Jonghyun in Korean) on Twitter. His fellow member Key also wished his beloved hyung a happy birthday on Instagram.
He posted a cute selfie of him and Jonghyun, alongside the caption, “Our hyung, happy birthday. I love you. I miss you.”
The caption might be short, but it spoke volumes.
SHINee’s official Instagram account also paid tribute to the late singer via a simple gesture – a simple and hauntingly beautiful photo of him with fans at his concert.
Producer team RootBridge, who has worked with Jonghyun on his track “02:34”, also commemorated his birthday by writing a song for him.
Listen to the song, titled “You’ve Worked Hard”, here:
Jonghyun passed away in December after he was found unconscious in an apartment studio in Seoul.
SM Entertainment released his 2nd studio album “Poet | Artist” posthumously in late January. All proceeds went to his mother, who created a foundation for people who lived in difficult circumstances.
Despite battling depression, Jonghyun worked hard to provide laughter and happiness to fans, and even in his death, continues to inspire and help others.
You’ve indeed worked hard, Jonghyun. We hope that you’re at a happier place now.