Okay-pop star Moon Bin, identified by the stagename Moonbin, has died aged 25, his administration company Fantagio stated on Thursday.
Fantagio wrote on Twitter that Moon Bin had “all of a sudden left us and have become a star within the sky.”
“ASTRO members, fellow Fantagio artists, firm executives, and workers are mourning the deceased in nice disappointment and shock,” the assertion added, noting that Moon Bin “all the time cherished and considered the followers greater than anybody else.”
Who was the Okay-pop star Moon Bin?
Moon Bin was born in Cheongju, North Chungbuk Province, on Jan. 26, 1998.
He was a baby mannequin and actor in his early years, showing in music movies and TV reveals from 2004 to 2016, together with the hit KBS drama Boys Over Flowers, which debuted in 2009. He joined Fantagio’s coaching program at a younger age.
Moon Bin met his Astro band members once they starred collectively within the internet drama To Be Continued. In February 2016, they introduced they might kind a six-member boy band, releasing a debut album known as Spring Up. Astro shortly discovered success in South Korea and Japan, with Billboard journal praising them for his or her “vibrant, synthpop sound that gained over Okay-pop lovers from all over the world” and itemizing them as one of many top-10 new Okay-pop teams that yr.
Moon Bin can be the brother of Moon Sua, a fellow Okay-pop star and member of the group Billie, who has now canceled and postponed her upcoming reveals.
In 2020, Moon Bin and bandmate Sanha created Astro’s first sub-unit, named Moonbin & Sanha, and launched their debut album.
Moon Bin was as a consequence of host an Asia fan con tour in Might however the organizers have now introduced that it has been canceled in gentle of his demise.
How did Moon Bin die?
Moon Bin was discovered unresponsive in his Gangnam, Seoul, residence by his supervisor on Wednesday night. He had not been responding to contacts so his supervisor went to the Okay-pop star’s dwelling.
Gangnam police haven’t but supplied a reason for demise pending an post-mortem, however officers informed South Korean information media that it’s believed he died by suicide. They added that there have been no indicators of foul play in reference to the demise.
The singer and actor joins a rising variety of South Korean stars who’ve died younger. Final week, 26-year-old actress Jung Chae-yull was discovered lifeless at her dwelling however her reason for demise isn’t publicly identified.
In November 2019, 28-year-old Goo Hara, a member of woman group Kara, was discovered lifeless at dwelling in what police known as a suicide. Her shut pal and singer Sulli, 25, additionally died by suicide the next yr.
In 2018, Minwoo, a band member of 100%, died of a cardiac arrest aged 33, whereas SHINee lead singer Jonghyun died by suicide in 2017 after battling melancholy.
Suicide is a number one reason for demise for younger folks in South Korea, and the nation is amongst these with the best suicide charges.
What can we learn about Moon Bin’s funeral?
Not many particulars have been made public to this point.
Fantiago, Moon Bin’s administration company, stated the funeral will likely be held as “as quietly as doable,” restricted primarily to household, shut buddies, and colleagues, as per the desires of his kin.
How are Okay-pop followers reacting to Moon Bin’s demise?
Followers lay flowers and positioned notes at avenue memorials in South Korea and all over the world, the BBC reported.
Purple and silver balloons additionally adorned these memorials, two colours that featured closely at Moon Bin’s final efficiency in Thailand.
Moon Bin’s demise has sparked an outpouring of grief on social media, with the hashtag #MoonBinWeLoveYou trending on Twitter.
Moon Bin’s sister, Moon Sua, has additionally acquired an outpouring of assist on social media. “Keep sturdy we all the time assist you and also you not alone we all the time love you and stick with you,” one consumer tweeted.
Should you or somebody you realize could also be experiencing a mental-health disaster or considering suicide, name or textual content 988. In emergencies, name 911, or search care from a neighborhood hospital or psychological well being supplier.
Correction, April 20
The unique model of this story misstated the yr of Goo Hara’s demise. It was 2019, not 2018.
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