According to the Seoul Gangnam Police (via Yonhap News), K-pop singer Moonbin was found dead at his home in Seoul by his manager on Wednesday. The 25-year-old was a part of the boy band Astro, a five-member group formed by Fantagio Music.
The South Korean entertainment company confirmed the news in a social media post that was translated into English by K-pop media Korea Boo. “On April 19th, Astro member Moonbin suddenly left us to become a star in the sky,” they wrote. “Although we cannot compare our grief to that felt by bereaved families, and the loss of a much-loved son and brother, Astro members, fellow Fantagio artists, corporate directors, and employees mourn the deceased in great grief and shock.”
The note continues, “It is very heartbreaking that this news was suddenly communicated to the fans who supported Moonbin and sent him their love. We are saddened as we know the feelings of the deceased who always loved and thought about his fans more than anyone else. We sincerely request that you refrain from speculative and malicious reports so that you can The bereaved families, who are in great grief and distress because of the sudden news, are able to pay homage to the deceased.”
Yonhap News Agency reported that the Seoul Gangnam Police issued a statement regarding the cause of death. Translation of the statement by Sumby It reads: “It appears Moonbin committed suicide” 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 effort “Drive To The Starry Road” last May and recently announced the departure of member Rocky. They simultaneously confirmed that the band would continue as a five-member group, with its members also pursuing solo endeavors. “We plan to actively give them our unlimited support so that they can [the members] They can be active in a variety of areas,” they said in a statement on time.
Prior to his death, Moonbin was scheduled to perform at Dream’s upcoming concert as part of Astro’s two-member sub-unit, Moonbin & Sanha.
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