SM Entertainment Releases Statement On The Future Of Jonghyun’s Memorial At Coex Artium

The memorial has been closed.

After SM Entertainment closed Jonghyun‘s memorial at the COEX Artium, the agency has released an official statement explaining the future of the memorial.

In the official statement, SM Entertainment thanked Jonghyun’s fans for supporting him all this time.

A photo of Jonghyun’s memorial at the Coex Artium.

“As winter turns to spring, for the people who took the time to remember Jonghyun and love him as an artist even in tough times, we will not forget your warm hearts. We believe that Jonghyun heard all of the fan messages filled with longing for him, and we’ll gather all the precious messages you’ve given in our hearts.”

SM Entertainment revealed that although the memorial will be closed indefinitely, they will preserve Jonghyun’s memorial through photos and video recordings.

A photo of Jonghyun’s memorial at the Coex Artium.

“For all the fans who gave strength to Jonghyun on his final path, we will be saving the memorial space in photos and video so we can remember the memorial together. We will post everything on SHINee’s official channel to allow all of his fans to see it at any time.”

The memorial was originally placed by SM Entertainment to give fans a proper location to pay tribute to Jonghyun. Open to the public in January, reports reveal that the memorial was scheduled for 3 months on the 6th floor of the Coex Artium.

A photo of Jonghyun’s memorial at the Coex Artium.

 

Read SM Entertainment’s statement in full below:

“Hello. We would like to sincerely thank the many fans who have visited Jonghyun’s memorial to honor him.

As winter turns to spring, for the people who took the time to remember Jonghyun and love him as an artist even in tough times, we will not forget your warm hearts.

We believe that Jonghyun heard all of the fan messages filled with longing for him, and we’ll gather all the precious messages you’ve given in our hearts.

For all the fans who gave strength to Jonghyun on his final path, we will be saving the memorial space in photos and video so we can remember the memorial together. We will post everything on SHINee’s official channel to allow all of his fans to see it at any time.

Even though we still can’t believe his sudden departure, we would like to thank all of the fans who gave their strength to Jonghyun once again.”

Source: SHINee, Sports World and digmon2001
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