By Jean Mackenzie & George Wright
The record label of K-pop star Moonbin has announced his demise at 25 years of age.
According to South Korean media reports, he was discovered unresponsive by his manager at his residence in Seoul on Wednesday evening, as cited by the police.
“Police stated that it seems he took his own life, but an autopsy is underway to confirm the precise cause of his passing.”
Fantiago Pays Tribute to Moonbin, Who Transformed into a Star in the Sky Unexpectedly.
Prior to joining the well-established K-pop group Astro in 2016, Moonbin worked as an actor and model. Additionally, he was part of a sub-group called Moonbin & Sanha and actively performed with them.
In order for Moonbin’s family to grieve in peace, the statement from Fantagio requested that any speculative or malicious reports be avoided.
Moonbin started his journey with Fantagio as a child when he joined their trainee program, before eventually debuting with the K-pop group Astro. Originally consisting of six performers, the group underwent a change in February 2023 when one of the members departed.
Moonbin’s sister, Moon Sua, is also a K-pop singer who performs as a member of the girl group Billlie.
Moonbin Joins List of K-pop Stars Who Have Passed Away in Recent Years:
- In 2019, the singer and actress Goo Hara was discovered deceased at her residence in Seoul. Later that same year, K-pop star Sulli, who had been struggling with online bullying, took her own life, leaving behind her close friend Goo Hara.
- The boy band 100% suffered a loss in 2018 when member Minwoo passed away at his home due to cardiac arrest. His label provided limited information regarding the circumstances of his death.
- In 2017, Jonghyun, a member of SHINee, one of South Korea’s most prominent boy bands, passed away.
Although South Korea’s overall suicide rate is decreasing, the rate of suicide among young people in their 20s is increasing, and the country currently holds the highest youth suicide rate among developed nations.
Although the overall suicide rate in South Korea is on a decline, the suicide rate among young people in their 20s is on a rise, resulting in South Korea holding the unenviable distinction of having the highest youth suicide rate among all developed countries.
Moonbin’s admirers have been grieving over his passing and commending him for introducing them to the immensely popular K-Pop genre.
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