2017 may have been an exciting year for K-Pop as we've seen record-breaking accolades and new rising stars. But as much as it has been sweet and delightful, there has been just as much pain and tragedies as well.

This year was a time when we had to regretfully let go of some of the most loved and precious South Korean celebrities. Although they may no longer physically be with us, their legacy and memories live through their fans and what they've accomplished.

 

Kim JooHyuk (October 3rd, 1972 - October 30th, 2017)

 5 South Korean Celebrities That Passed Away In 2017

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Kim JooHyuk was a South Korean actor, known best for his leading roles in 'My Wife Got Married', 'The Servant', and 'Yourself and Yours'. He was an actor who was admired by not just both countless male and female fans, but also by many prominent figures in the South Korean film industry. He was killed in a car accident. The cause of the car accident is still unknown and police have stated that the investigation is closed at the moment until further evidence of defect in the vehicle. 

 

Kim YoungAe (April 21st, 1951 - April 9th, 2017)

 5 South Korean Celebrities That Passed Away In 2017

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The South Korean actress lived a life filled with turbulence. From illnesses, scandals, trouble-ridden businesses, and legal troubles. But every single time, she managed to fix everything through her career as an actress. Her trademark voice, that reminded the audience of an innocent young girl, her majestic gaze, and delicate facial features were all the more reasons why South Korea couldn't help but love her. She rose to stardom after appearing in 'Empress MyeongSeong' in 1973. She passed away from pancreatic cancer at age 67.

 

Kim JongHyun (April 8th, 1990 - December 18th, 2017)

 5 South Korean Celebrities That Passed Away In 2017

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Kim JongHyun, a member of South Korean K-Pop idol group SHINee, passed away in the most unfortunate and tragic circumstances. He took his own life by asphyxiating in charcoal smoke inside a residence he checked into on December 18th. He was loved by K-Pop fans all over the world for not just his talent and charming good looks, but also for his kind and loving personality. He was a strong advocate for improving South Korea's education policies and LGBT issues. 

 

Choi SeoIn (October 18th, 1983 - December 18th, 2017)

 5 South Korean Celebrities That Passed Away In 2017

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Choi HoJin, know better as Choi SeoIn was a South Korean comedian. She is an alumnus of South Korea's SeJong University as a music major. She has entertained and given joy to South Korea through her witty sense of humor on Comedy Big League. She passed away from cancer.

 

Lee MiJi (1960 -November 27th, 2017)

 5 South Korean Celebrities That Passed Away In 2017

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The veteran South Korean actress debuted for the first time in 1981. Her earlier works include dramas and films including 'It's OK Because I'm A Mom' and 'Untold Scandal'. During her younger years in the 1980's, she was considered to be a sex symbol. She spent her final years living alone and passed away from natural causes of death in her home. Her body was found weeks after her death.

 

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Bts_Army
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Mar 2, 2021 04:20 am

to be honest im a real big fan of kpop but the only person i knew was jonghyun from shinee i really miss him it is relly upsetting

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Jan 19, 2021 01:09 pm

U see....... sometimes we should look back at the words we say to people and know how it will feel if it was for u....... sometimes what we say might make someone feel depressed and empty inside. Al sorry for this great loss, R.I.P shinee

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Dec 4, 2020 06:14 am

Sooo sorry 😭 they didn’t diserve death r.i.p shinee

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Dec 4, 2020 06:12 am

I’m sooooo sad I think I’m a little bit depressed and dead inside I’m sorry for the loses.

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Aug 19, 2019 05:47 am

당신이 걱정하는 것은 그의 외모뿐입니다. 그는 항상 쾌활한 사람이었고 그 상한 우상과 같지 않다는 것이 감사합니다. 외모 만 신경 쓰지 않으면 더 좋을 것입니다.

All you guys care about is his looks you should be grateful that he was always a cheerful person and not like those spoiled idols it would be better if you didn't care about only his looks- Jonghyun May you rest in peace

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Jan 4, 2019 11:03 pm

its so sad that jonghyun died because he was so freaking handsome and cute and he comitted suicide.

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Mar 2, 2021 04:22 am
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so you care about how handsome and cute he was that,s just stupid

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Mar 1, 2019 06:59 pm
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Just dont care about his looks. He could be as ugly as you and we shawols would love him.... We loved HIM not HIS LOOKS...

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Jan 24, 2019 01:58 pm
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"He was so freaking handsome & cute" sounds like you only care about his looks and nothing else...

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Sep 25, 2018 06:29 pm

if only they all knew what they were getting themselves into

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May 25, 2018 11:29 am

i hope all these people rest in peace. jonghyun, rest in peace. thank you.

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Apr 17, 2018 02:22 am

jonghyun my baby 🙁

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Mar 31, 2018 11:23 pm

Even though im not a fan of yours "late jonghyun", still thankful for your hardworking and making your fans smile,and also to the actors and actress,THANKYOU,for guvibg all your efforts just to entertain us,netiezens,rest in peace

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Mar 29, 2018 01:11 pm

I will never forget Jonghyun because we have the same bday, April 8

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Mar 30, 2018 05:38 am
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that's so sad. I have the same bday as Taemin.

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Mar 2, 2021 04:24 am
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taemin is still alive jonghyun is not

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Mar 28, 2018 12:41 am

What the FUCK!! I think Lolo is 100% right! IN 2017/2018 more K-pop idols and actors died than any other year! I hate Mark Tuan so I really want him to die. Also Yesterday I went to a shop and saw my man! THE ONE AND ONLY JEON JUNGKOOK!!!! Oh and Minho of Shinee. R.I.P Jonghyun and Minwoo. 🙁

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Mar 2, 2021 04:25 am
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you cant wish death upon nobody!!

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Oct 23, 2018 01:05 am
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Okay let's think about this, how would you feel if your favorite Idol died?

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May 8, 2018 06:12 am
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This message is fucking.You told mark tuan will die. Next year who wrote this message will die

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Apr 17, 2018 02:25 am
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Your so rude to want someone to die. Not just bc he is a kpop idol, but because he is a human being. If you think that, ok you think that. But remember that there are people out there who love Mark Tuan, such as me.

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Apr 1, 2018 04:32 pm
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Shut up, and leave the Kpop fandom. You’re a horrible human being, you know that? If you don’t like an idol. Fine! But you can’t wish death upon one, you’re disgusting. Mark Tuan is my ultimate bias, so how could you possibly wish death upon someone as amazing as him? Even so, check yourself, you waste of space.

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Mar 31, 2018 02:59 am
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Why would you want someone else to die? Regardless of how you feel about them, they still have loved ones that would be devastated if they died. That’s so sad that you would wish such a fate on someone else

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Mar 28, 2018 01:48 am
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I miss Jonghyun too I cry almost all the time about him❤️

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Mar 27, 2018 01:24 pm

WTF! first its jonghyun then its minwoo! whos next MARK TUAN! No please mark dont die.

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May 1, 2018 04:33 am
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don't say stuff like that

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Apr 6, 2018 08:06 pm
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why is mark tuan next?

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Mar 26, 2018 12:22 pm

Today, 100%'s leader minwoo died.

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Mar 28, 2018 12:47 am
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What the FUCK!! IN 2017/2018 more K-pop idols and actors died than any other year! I hate Mark Tuan so I really want him to die. Also Yesterday I went to a shop and saw my man! THE ONE AND ONLY JEON JUNGKOOK!!!! Oh and Minho of Shinee. R.I.P Jonghyun and Minwoo. 🙁

Your welcome for the Beakhyun GIF.

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Mar 27, 2018 12:12 pm
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Indeed, it is sad.. I've barley gotten over Jonghyun, now him?! He was my first idol ever.... I hate this world we live in..

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Mar 27, 2018 12:48 am
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no he had cardiac arrest

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Mar 26, 2018 04:42 pm
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He passed away due to a cardiac arrest.

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Mar 26, 2018 01:16 pm
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Yeah, it’s very sad, assumed Suicide I believe

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Mar 13, 2018 04:54 am

i love you jonghyun <3 <3

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Mar 10, 2018 04:17 am

Rip Kim Jonghyun miss you <3

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Jan 20, 2018 07:47 am

I miss Jonghyun he was a good person Why would he leave us

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Feb 2, 2018 08:02 pm
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dont worry i have the same feelings my friend

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Jan 28, 2018 12:58 pm
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He was so amazing. Please be in peace.

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Jan 28, 2018 12:58 pm
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He was so amazing. Please be in peace.