The news of the death of Moonbin, a member of the group Astro, was also quickly reported by foreign media.
On the 19th (local time), American entertainment media TMZ said, “Moonbin, a member of a popular Korean boy group and K-pop star, has passed away. He was only 25 years old.”
TMZ, quoting the official statement of the management company Fantagio, said, “She unexpectedly passed away and became a star in the sky. The cause of her death is not known.” Then, she explained, “Moonbin took a break from activities in 2019 due to health reasons, but she returned the following year.”
The New York Times said, “The news of Moonbin reached the K-pop world, and fans are saddened by the sudden sad news of the star who introduced the genre of K-pop.” Even Sulli and Kara’s Goo Hara had sad deaths. In addition to Moonbin’s end, news of the deaths of K-pop singers has been spreading over the past few years. His death shows what is wrong with the K-pop market.”
Moonbin was found dead at his home in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, at 8:10 pm on the 19th. The exact cause of death has not been disclosed, but the police are investigating, assuming he made an extreme choice.
Fantagio, the agency, said, “Although it cannot be compared to the grief of the bereaved families who lost their sons and brothers, the Astro members who have been with us for a long time, as well as our Fantagio fellow artists and executives, are deeply mourning the deceased in great sadness and shock.” did.
“My heart hurts even more, to deliver this sudden news to the fans who have supported Moonbin and sent generous love,” he said. “He delivered the sad news.
Meanwhile, Moonbin, a former child actor, debuted in the music industry as Astro in 2016. Since 2020, she has been active by forming the unit Moonbin & Sanha.