“I am broken from inside,” wrote Kim, better known as front man Jonghyun in Korean-pop sensation SHINee.
“The depression that had been slowly eating me up finally devoured me and I couldn’t defeat it.” The 27-year old singer-songwriter was found unconscious at a private hotel in Seoul on Monday and died in the hospital. The police said that Kim’s older sister had received a text message from him Monday suggesting that he was going to kill himself.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
A source close to actress Jeong Da-bin, who died in 2007, told the police that Jeong had been depressed over her lack of work, the imprisonment of her previous manager, and online attacks about her appearance.
Actress-turned-singer U; Nee hanged herself the same year.
On Tuesday, a longer suicide note was uploaded on the Instagram account of Nine, a musician with modern rock band Dear Cloud.
According to Nine’s management, the note was handed to her two weeks before Kim’s death.
The last words from one of the industry’s most popular acts, however, reveal some of the dark underbelly beneath K-pop’s gorgeous, glittering façade.
CAUTION: There are an increasing number of misquotes attributed to John Muir widely circulated on the Internet and even in published books.Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature's sources never fail. Browning states: "This strong statement in a little-known state promotional brochure appeared later in a watered-down and grammatically incorrect version in a prominent periodical and a major book." When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.- - Muir's marginal note in volume I of Prose Works by Ralph Waldo Emerson (This volume containing marginal notes by John Muir is located at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University.Since the late 1990s, when Korean pop, film and TV dramas grew into an Asia-wide phenomenon, several other young Korean talents have committed suicide.