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Kim Jong-hyun (Jonghyun) Biography, Age, Death, Affairs, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 22, 2020

Short Biography

Kim Jong-hyun (Jonghyun) was born on 08-04-1990 in Hwayang, Seoul, South Korea. He was a South Korean Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Radio Host, Writer, Author & Musician who was associated with SM Entertainment.

Kim Jong-hyun Complete Bio & Career

Kim Jong-hyun attended "school liebefeld steinhölzli" in South Korea but dropped out in 10th grade to established his career in music but later on, enrolled at Chungwoon University for graduation. He also attended Myongji University where he fulfilled his master's degree in film & musical subjects. When he was studying, he often took part in the school's band festivals. Mr. Kim professionally entered the music industry in May 2008 with the "Shinee" band with his colleagues. Along with his, five other members performed in this band.
Moreover, Kim first time performed with Shinee (band) on 25 May 2008. The whole show was broadcasted on the SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System of Korea) channel. After this, his band got huge success which appreciated him to write songs also. Jong-hyun wrote his first song "Juliette" for his band in 2009. He did his work full of energy and hard work and became an eminent singer from Korea in no time. His name was taken in the first 20 most versatile singers of South Korea who contributed to record the single track "Let's Go" in 2010.
Furthermore, he also sang duet songs with popular singers of Korea like "Sungmin", "Super Junior Boy's Band", "Seohyun" (female Singer), "Luna" (female Singer), and so on. Apart from this, the Singer released numerous single tracks in classic and vocal music. He composed the single track "A Gloomy Clock" in 2013. He also wrote the lyrics of the "Pretty Boy" song. Kim also participated in MBC radio as a radio artist. He hosted radio for a few years. 
In 2015, he released his solo album "Base". The lead song named "Crazy" was also written by the Singer. There were several songs in base albums such as Deja-Boo etcetera. His album lied on no one in Billboard World Album Chart. In March 2017, the radio host decided to drop out of his position at the MBC Blue Night radio. After that, Kim attended several concerts and released numerous songs.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He committed suicide at the age of 27 on 18-12-2017, at a rented house in Cheongdam, South Korea.

DEATHDAY 18 December,2017 (Monday)
DEATH PLACE Cheongdam, Seoul

Kim Jong-hyun Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Lee Eun Kyung and had a sister named Kim So-dam. He was in a relationship with actress Shin Se-kyung.

Life's Important Dates Of Kim Jong-hyun

Body Measurements

Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Pyongyang, North Korea
Nationality North Korean
Religion N/A
Address Pyongyang, North Korea
School School Liebefeld Steinhölzli, Koniz
College Chungwoon University
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Wrongly Given Love (2008)
Salary N/A
Net Worth $6 Billion
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Place Pyongyang
Favorite Dress Suits
Favorite Food Wine and Cheese

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kim Jong-hyun

  • Kim Jong-hyun was a Korean Songwriter, Singer, and composer. He started his career as a singer with Shinee Band in May 2008.
  • He was died on 18 December 2017 due to attempting suicide in a rented apartment in Cheongdam, South Korea.
  • Mr. Jong-hyun also worked as a radio host for the Korean MBC Blue Night radio station.

Kim Jong-hyun Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Kim Jong-hyun was 27 years 8 months & 10 days old age.