Moonbin Dies: K-Pop Group Astro Member Was 25 Years Old


According to Seoul Gangnam Police (via Yonhap News), kpop Singer Moonbin was found dead at his home in Seoul by his manager on Wednesday. The 25-year-old was part of the boy band Stara group of five formed by fantasy Music.

The South Korean entertainment company confirmed the news with a social media post translated into English by the K-pop media company. koreaboo. “On April 19, Astro member Moonbin abruptly passed away to become a star in the sky,” they wrote. “While we cannot compare our grief to the loss of a beloved son and brother to bereaved families, Astro members, Fantagio artists, company executives and staff mourn the deceased with great sadness and shock.”

The note continues, “It’s even sadder to deliver this news so abruptly to the fans who support and send their love to Moonbin. Our hearts are broken as we know the feelings of the deceased who always loved and thought of his fans more than anyone else. We sincerely ask you to avoid speculative and malicious news so that the bereaved families, who are in great sadness and grief at the sudden news, can honor the deceased.”

Yonhap News reported that Seoul Gangnam Police has issued a statement regarding the cause of death. Translation of the statement made by soompi “It looks like Moonbin took his own life” and “We are currently discussing the possibility of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.”

Astro released their third and most recent studio work, “Drive To The Starry Road,” last May, and recently announced that member Rocky is leaving. They simultaneously confirmed that the group will continue as a five-member group and its members will also pursue solo endeavors. “We plan to actively give them our relentless support so we can [the members] They can be active in a wide variety of fields.” expression In that case.

Prior to his death, Moonbin was scheduled to perform at the upcoming Dream Concert as part of the two-member Astro sub-unit Moonbin & Sanha.

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