Pumanaw man ang leader ng South Korean boy group na SHINee na si Jonghyun noong December 2017, masasabing ang legacy niya ay nagpapatuloy.
Matatandaang nag-commit siya ng suicide. Isa siya sa mga South Korean artist na talagang iniyakan ng maraming K-pop fan at ng mga kasamahan niyang celebrity.
Na-interview ng Esquire Korea ang nanay ni Jonghyun na si Lee Eun Kyung at sa Instagram account ng Esquire Korea ay ibinahagi nito ang ilan sa interview ng nanay ng namayapang singer. Inilahad niya kung paano niya naisipang magtayo ng foundation in honor of her late son.
Ang mommy na rin ni Jonghyun ang tumatayong director ng foundation na tinawag nilang ‘Shiny Foundation’.
Narito ang naging IG post ng Esquire Korea:
“The family of Jonghyun, who shined so brightly, has banded together to create a small foundation. On September 6, a simple opening ceremony was held in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul for the opening of the new Shiny Foundation The foundation was created by a mother who lost her son, who she believed would keep moving forward towards the light to be true to his group name SHINee, in the hopes that she could reach a hand out to young cultural artists walking down the same path as her son.
“They plan to help young cultural artists who are struggling because they do not have an agency to support them. They also plan to work with performing arts high schools to create more scholarship opportunities. Most of all, their main goal is to establish a psychological consultation center that will give young cultural artists a place to heal their souls of the various scars they receive from being public figures. They also plan to hold an arts festival every December to remember and celebrate Jonghyun.
“Director Lee Eun Kyung said, ‘Till now, it still hurts when I go somewhere and I hear music playing that has my son’s voice in it. But even though my son has gone, there are people who love and enjoy his music, and for that I am always grateful.’ Though Jonghyun has left this earth, Jonghyun’s music remains. The Shiny Foundation will run based on the royalties collected from Jonghyun’s music. We still remember SHINee’s Jonghyun, who still shines so bright.”
Totoo naman na mahigit siyam na buwan na rin nang pumanaw si Johngyun, pero sa bawat performances ng grupo, sinasabing tila ramdam pa rin ng mga miyembro at ng mga fan ng SHINee ang alaala ng namayapang leader.