Grieving bandmates of Shinee carry the coffin of their dead singer who killed himself because of ‘loneliness and depression’
Dozens of prominent K-pop stars in the Industry were also present, to bid the star farewell.
Before his death, the late singer dropped a suicide note with his close friend, musician Nine9, which she released on her Instagram account.
Acccording to her, Kim asked her to publish the message in the event of his death.
‘I am broken from inside. The depression that gnawed on me slowly has finally engulfed me entirely,’ it said, adding he ‘couldn’t defeat it anymore’.
‘I was so alone. The act of ending is difficult. I’ve lived until now because of that difficulty.’
‘Please tell me I did a good job,’ he implored, ending the note with: ‘You’ve worked hard. You’ve really gone through a lot. Goodbye.’
Meanwhile, Seoul police said it seemed ‘certain’ that Kim’s death was a suicide, adding they planned to close the case without an autopsy as requested by his family.