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Jonghyun- Age, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Family & Biography

Jonghyun was a famous South Korean , , , Radio , and . He was a member of the SHINee boy band. He was also a former member of the CNBLUE group.

Personal Information

Jonghyun's full name was Kim Jong Hyun. He was born on 8 April 1990 in Seoul, a city in South Korea. He was just 27 years old before his death. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Full nameKim Jong Hyun
Stage nameJonghyun
Date of birth8 April 1990
Place of birthSeoul, South Korea
Death 18 December 2017
Cause of deathSuicide by Carbon monoxide poisoning
Zodiac signAries
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Radio host, Record producer, Author
Years active2008-2017

Physical Appearance

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Jonghyun has a good well-built body and physique. His height was around 5 feet and 11 inches. He had beautiful deep black eyes and shiny black hairs.

Height (approx)In feet & inches- 5'11”
Eye colorBlack
Hair colorBlack


Jonghyun completed his schooling at Songdo Elementary and Middle School in Busan, South Korea. Also, from Gyeongnam Commercial High School in Busan. He completed his art from the School of Performing Arts in Seoul. He had completed his graduation from Kyung Hee Cyber University in Seoul, South Korea. He also received master's degree from Myonji University in Film and Musical studies.

School1. Songdo Elementary and Middle School, Busan
2. Gyeongnam Commercial High School, Busan
3. School of Performing Arts, Seoul
CollegeKyung Hee Cyber University, Seoul
MusicMyonji University
Educational qualificationPost-Graduation in Film and Medical Studies
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Jonghyun had a loving and supportive family. His family supported his music career. He had 2 elder sisters and does not have a brother. The names of the parents are not known and will be updated soon.

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MotherNot known
FatherNot known
Sister2 Elder sisters

Marital Status/ Dating

He was unmarried. There were rumors of Jonghyun had been in a relationship with a girl named Suzy. But, these were just rumors and were not proven true.


CNBLUE was formed in 2009. After forming, CNBLUE visited Japan to research musical styles and gauge the tastes of listeners. The Japanese people responded favorably to the group's live performances on the streets. They started producing their debut album at this time. In Japan, CNBLUE released its debut mini-album Now or Never in August 2009. The Japanese audience reacted favorably toward the English-language album.

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They made their formal debut in Korea in January 2010 with the release of their first mini album, Bluetory, which featured the title tune I'm a Loner. In December 2013, Jonghyun and a member of his label, Juniel, worked together on the song Romantic J.

Solo Career

Later in 2010, Jonghyun and Kang Min Hyuk, a bandmate, had an appearance in the movie Acoustic. in 2012, he became interested in the play A Gentleman's Dignity and joined the cast. He performed admirably in front of the audience, yet he was still hesitant and uneasy. He has claimed that his music is his strength, that he excels at it, and that he lacks the confidence to pursue other things.

He played the lead in the films Adolescence Melody (2013) and One Sunny Day (2014), respectively. Sparkling Night, Jonghyun's debut solo album, was a success in both Japan and South Korea when it was released there in July 2016. More than 13000 copies of the record were sold, which enabled Jonghyun to perform in his debut solo show.

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Jonghyun also published a book named Skeleton Flower: Things That Have Been Released and Set Free which has his inspirations and songwriting experiences.


On December 18, 2017, the 27-year-old singer was discovered unresponsive in a luxury hotel in Seoul. By consuming too much carbon monoxide, the singer killed himself. Jonghyun was in depression and had no choice but to suicide. He wrote text messages to his elder sister which had a hint about suicide in it.

His sister informed the police immediately. When police arrived at his hotel, he was found unconscious due to carbon monoxide inhalation. He was immediately taken o the hospital, but couldn't survive. His family asked for no postmortem of his body and did his last rites in presence of everyone.

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His family established a foundation named Shiny which helps the struggling young artists.

Net Worth

Junghyun had an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Social Media Handles

He had an Instagram account with more than 3.5 million followers. Instagram- Junghyun

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