"Jonghyun hyung, you were the best artist, friend, hyung, and colleague to me. You worked hard, and I love you so much!"
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22 Dec 2017 - 8:34 AM  UPDATED 22 Dec 2017 - 8:36 AM

SHINee's Key has posted a handwritten letter to Jonghyun on his Instagram account. 

Following Jonghyun's funeral on December 21, Key posted a photo of his handwritten letter to the singer who he said he loved and will miss for a very long time.

The photo of the letter also had a ring in it, which was part of a bracelet that Jonghyun had given to him as a gift.

Key's letter says (as translated by Allkpop):

"To Jonghyun hyung who I love,
Hyung, this is Kibum. I sent you off today and saw your face yesterday, but I still can't believe it. I'm sorry for visiting you so late because of work, and I'm sorry I wasn't a source of strength when you were lonely.
You and I were the two most stubborn members of our group, so we had to do everything we wanted to do. You did everthing you wanted, and in the end, you made the decision and left us first... it was really hard at first, but after spending time with only you for the past three days, I think I understand how you felt.
Don't be too worried that you left before us. I'll respect and look after your mom and sister like my own family.
I'll miss you for a very long time. I'm worried because the person who always took my side at meetings is gone now. You and I talked the most during our meetings... I'll have to get used to not having you here now.
I'm going to try living a better life too. When I get older and meet you again, tell me I did well. Jonghyun hyung, you were the best artist, friend, hyung, and colleague to me.
You worked hard, and I love you so much!"


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