Sing-e, Jo Hyun Jae‘s trusty companion for many years, passed away last September 12. She was 13 years old at the time of her death. I was so sad when I learned that she passed away last month, but at that time I couldn’t make a post about it as my mind was so engrossed with my own problems. I hope this post is not too late to show my appreciation for Sing-e. Thank you, Sing-e, because of you we came to know Hyun Jae a little bit more.
Editor: I can’t recall if JHJ ever mentioned Sing-e’s gender. I have always assumed that she was a female, so I will just continue with that assumption.
This news was conveyed by Hyun Jae’s eldest sister in a post in her IG account last September 18. Below is the message that accompanied the above photo.
완치가 안되는 병을 앓다 결국 얼마전에 무지개다리를 건넜어요.
오랫동안 씽이를 지켜봐주시고 아껴주신 분들께 감사드려요.
씽이도 천국에서 그 사랑을 다 기억하고 있을거예요.
She had an illness that could not be cured. Finally she crossed the rainbow bridge awhile ago.
Thank you to those who have watched and cared for her for a long time.
Thank you very much.
I hope she will remember that love even when she is already in heaven.
The pictures below are our first glimpse of Sing-e. The camera JHJ used to take these photos was a gift from Japanese fans, given to JHJ when he had a fan meeting in Japan in 2006. To show his appreciation for the gift, JHJ took photos of Sing-e, which he then shared with fans. She was 3 years old in these photos.
Who could ever forget this cute photo of JHJ and Sing-e?
Sing-e was JHJ’s favorite photography subject as evidenced by the proliferation of Sing-e’s photos in the various social media accounts of Hyun Jae.
Sing-e also featured prominently in the IG account owned by JHJ’s eldest sister. Sing-e was a well-loved family member, not only by the Jo family, but also by JHJ fans. Fans never forget to send something for Sing-e – toys, clothes, plates, etc. – every time they send a care package to JHJ.
Here is a fan-made tribute video in honor of friend Sing-e. Thank you!
Farewell, Sing-e! Thank you for all the happy and beautiful memories.
Credit: https://www.instagram.com/jo_hyunjae/, https://www.instagram.com/plata92_5/, https://www.instagram.com/hjsa509/. Thanks!