According to associates in the music industry, the death of Jonghyun is especially more shocking and unexpected because the idol has recently been working hard on his solo comeback.
It's reported that Jonghyun even filmed a new solo MV and participated in album jacket filming on December 13, 14, and 15; just days before his death.
An insider commented, "It's unbelievable because he was working on his new song..." Another insider stated, "I'm not sure of the release date but Jonghyun was just recently working on his solo tracks. I believe it had a bright concept of 'Jonghyun who loves music'. I didn't suspect anything odd about him while we were working together." A staff from the MV filming also said, "His new song had a bright vibe. He seemed the same as usual on the MV set. I couldn't feel at all that he was struggling all this time."
Meanwhile, a close friend of Jonghyun reported to Dispatch that the idol has frequently shared concerns about his music and "lack of talent."
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