The idol star took the time to interact with fans back in October where he relayed his honest feelings. In the 49-minute clip, he greeted fans lying in bed and answered fans' questions.
"I've gotten a bit lethargic these days.That's why I'm trying to keep myself busy," Jonghyun said. When a fan asked how he has such clear skin, the singer mentioned, "I haven't been doing much lately, that's why I have good skin." Once again, he emphasized, "I think it's due to the change in seasons. Feeling lethargic and all. Time to recharge. What are some things I can do to recharge?" When a question arose regarding his plans for Christmas, Jonghyun did not answer.
Seeing this, netizens responded in deep sorrow, "He said he was...feeling lethargic. It seems like he was lonely so he decided to hold a live stream...this is so heartbreaking," "Jonghyun I'm sorry for hurling you into the bottomless pit, if only I can embrace your depression..all the songs I criticized, I'm sorry please come back", "You don't have to live a celeb life, just living a normal life would suffice please," "Wow can't believe this turned out to be one of his final moments," "Thank you for sticking with me through my teens and 20s."
On December 18, Jonghyun was found unconscious at a residential hotel in Seoul and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. According to SM Entertainment, the bereaved family is preparing for his funeral processions which will take place on December 21 at 9 am KST.
If you or someone you know is at risk of self-harm or suicide, seek help as soon as possible by contacting agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention in the United States and abroad.