Astro Moonbin Dies At 25 - Fantagio Confirms His Sudden Death
A K-pop star and a member of the boy band Astro Moonbin dies at 25. This was revealed on Thursday by his music label, Fantagio. Local news outlets, quoting the police, said that Moonbin was found unresponsive in his apartment in Seoul's Gangnam neighborhood on Wednesday night.
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A K-pop star and a member of the boy band Astro Moonbin dies at 25. This was revealed on Thursday by his music label, Fantagio. Local news outlets, quoting the police, said that Moonbin was found unresponsive in his apartment in Seoul's Gangnam neighborhood on Wednesday night. In the statement, it was asked that people "refrain from speculative and malicious reports" so that his family can pay their respects in private.
The K-pop boy band Astro member Moonbin was found dead in his home, the Korean entertainment news site Soompi said Thursday morning. South Korean police were quoted in the news story saying that the singer's manager found him dead in his home in Seoul's Gangnam area around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The report said that officials are talking about whether or not to do an autopsy to find out why the person died. In a statement about the young pop star's death, the entertainment company Fantagio asked fans not to share or believe "speculative or malicious reports."
First, we apologize for having to convey this sorrowful and heartbreaking news. On April 19, ASTRO member Moonbin suddenly left us and has now become a star in the sky.- Fantagio entertainment company
Although it cannot compare to the grief of the bereaved family that had to part with their beloved son and brother, his fellow artists and the staff here at Fantagio, who have been together with him for a long time, are also deeply mourning the departed amidst tremendous shock and sorrow.- Fantagio entertainment company
Fans left flowers and notes at street shrines in South Korea and other places around the world, such as the United States, Chile, Indonesia, and the Philippines, as seen in pictures posted online.
Some of the people also put up purple and silver lanterns, which were big parts of the singer's last show in Thailand. People were saddened by his death all day Thursday on social media.
Moon Bin was born on January 26, 1998, in Cheongju, North Chungbuk Province. He was a child model and actor when he was young. From 2004 to 2016, he was in music videos and TV shows, including the hit 2009 KBS drama Boys Over Flowers. He began working with Fantagio when he was still young.
Moon Bin met the members of his band Astro when he was in the web show To Be Continued with them. In February 2016, they said they would form a six-person boy band and put out an album called Spring Up as their first single. Astro became popular quickly in South Korea and Japan. Billboard magazine praised their "bright, synthpop sound that won over K-pop lovers from around the world”and named them one of the top 10 new K-pop groups that year.
Moon Bin is also the brother of Moon Sua, a K-pop star and part of the group Billie whose upcoming shows have been canceled and moved. In 2020, Moon Bin and Sanha, who was also in Astro, formed the group's first sub-unit and put out their first record under the name Moonbin & Sanha. Moon Bin was supposed to host an Asia fan con tour in May, but now that he has died, the event has been scrapped.
Fans are in shock and pain over K-pop star, Astro Moonbin dies at 25. On Wednesday night, Moon Bin's manager found him unresponsive in his Gangnam, Seoul, flat. His manager went to the K-pop star's house because he wasn't answering his messages.
His death makes people worry again about how much stress K-pop stars are under, and it makes people think of other famous musicians who died recently. The police said that it looked like he killed himself, but an investigation would find out for sure.