On December 18, 2017, SHINee‘s Jonghyun passed away at the age of 27. Each year, on the anniversary of his death, friends and fans pay tribute to this shining star and the gift of his music.

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On Twitter, SHINee shared a beautiful photo of Jonghyun performing on stage. The caption says, “I’ll always love you.” 

Through his music and his kindness, Jonghyun left behind a legacy of love that’s alive in every heart he touched in his short lifetime.

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Shawols from around the world are sharing cherished memories on Twitter and expressing how much they miss him.

Shawols, as well as fans from other K-Pop fandoms, are also asking fans not to trend hashtags on this day, out of respect.

On Instagram, messages of love are being left on Jonghyun’s account (@jonghyun.948), which was memorialized earlier this year.

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In the words of fans everywhere, rest in peace, Jonghyun. You did well.

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