Moonbin, a member of the popular K-Pop group ASTRO, has passed away at the age of 25. The singer and actor was found dead at his home in Seoul, South Korea on April 19th, according to reports.
ASTRO’s label, the Fantagio Group, confirmed the sudden death of the beloved star in a statement released on social media. The group’s management expressed their deep sorrow and shock at the tragic loss, stating that Moonbin had “suddenly left us and became a star in the sky.”
ASTRO members and Moonbin’s family are said to be mourning his passing, as he was greatly loved and respected by all who knew him. The statement also stressed that Moonbin’s heart was always focused on his fans, whom he loved and appreciated more than anything.
Cause of death unknown
The cause of Moonbin’s death has not yet been determined, as an autopsy is still pending. In their statement, the Fantagio Group and Moonbin’s family requested that the public refrain from making any speculative or malicious reports.
Despite this plea, rumors of suicide have spread across social media, fueled by a statement from local police that was reported in South Korean media. However, USA TODAY has not been able to confirm the statement at this time.
Moonbin was a beloved member of ASTRO, which is widely acclaimed in the K-Pop genre. The group was named one of the best new K-Pop acts by Billboard in 2016, the same year they released their debut EP, Spring Up.
In addition to their debut, ASTRO has released several studio albums, including their most recent offering, Drive to the Starry Road, which was released in 2022. Several of the group’s songs, such as Breathless, After Midnight, and One, have charted on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart.
Moonbin’s death has come as a shock to fans around the world, who are now mourning his passing on social media. Many have shared heartfelt messages of condolence, describing Moonbin as a talented artist and a kind soul.
As the K-Pop industry continues to grow and evolve, Moonbin’s legacy will undoubtedly live on through his music and the impact he had on his fans. Despite his untimely death, Moonbin will be remembered as a shining star in the world of K-Pop, whose light burned bright until the very end.