Moonbin, a member of the Ok-pop band ASTRO, died on Wednesday at his house in Seoul. He was 25.
The pop star’s dying was confirmed by the band and its administration company in a statement in Korean posted to Twitter. They didn’t specify a trigger.
“On April 19, ASTRO member Moonbin abruptly left us and has now turn into a star within the sky,” the company stated. It referred to as on followers to chorus from “speculative and malicious experiences” in order that his household might course of the information. To respect their needs, the company added, the funeral could be held as privately as attainable, with solely household, mates and colleagues.
In accordance with the Korean information company Yonhap, Moonbin was discovered useless at his house within the upscale neighborhood of Gangnam at about 8:10 p.m. on Wednesday by his supervisor, who contacted the Seoul Gangnam Police Station.
Moonbin, born Jan. 26, 1998, was an actor, dancer and mannequin in addition to a singer, who additionally carried out as a part of the band Moonbin & Sanha. ASTRO, initially a six-person male Ok-Pop group, shot to fame in 2016 with their debut EP “Spring Up.” They have been named to Billboard’s high 10 checklist of recent Ok-Pop teams that yr.
In a press release shared early Wednesday, ASTRO introduced the cancellation of the Moonbin & Sanha tour in Jakarta “as a result of unexpected circumstances.”
Information of Moonbin’s dying reverberated all through the Ok-pop world, as followers praised the star for introducing them to the style, and mourned the sudden loss. Social media customers in international locations around the globe posted tributes to him.
In South Korea, a number of Ok-pop teams stated on Thursday that they’d cancel or postpone upcoming occasions. One was Billlie, a lady group whose seven members embody Moon Sua, Moonbin’s youthful sister.
Moonbin is the latest of a collection of Korean celebrities of their 20s to have died abruptly. In 2019, the deaths of two different Ok-pop stars left South Korea soul-searching over what had gone incorrect in one among its hottest cultural exports. Earlier this month, Jung Chae-yull, a 26-year-old South Korean actress, was additionally discovered useless in her house. Some, although not all, of the instances have been acknowledged as suicide.
Jin Yu Younger contributed reporting.