Thai Fans Despair Over Death of K-Pop Idol

 Thai Fans Despair Over Death of K-Pop Idol

Kim Jonghyun a South Korean singer-songwriter, and radio host. He was one of the vocalist of the South Korean boy group Shinee. Photo: Sparking.

BANGKOK — Despair, grief and thoughts of suicide swept Thailand online Tuesday following the apparent suicide South Korean pop singer Jonghyun in Seoul.

The death of SHINee lead singer Jonghyun met a strong reaction in Thailand where K-pop boy bands are venerated by legions of fans. #RipKimJonghyun was the top trending Thai tweet Tuesday morning.

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By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich
Khaosod English


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