Seoul, South Korea According to his management organization, death of K-Pop star Moon Bin of ASTRO at age 25 at his Seoul home came as shocking for his fans. According to reports, his manager went to the singer’s home on Wednesday night because he wasn’t returning calls.
According to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, police are looking into his death but have not discovered any clues of criminal activity thus far. Calls for comment to the police station in Seoul’s Gangnam district went unanswered.
The management organization for Moon Bin, Fantagio, announced his passing in a statement, stating that he “suddenly left us and became a star in the sky” and that his colleagues in the arts and the personnel of the business were mourning him with “very deep sadness and shock.”
By his family’s desires, Fantagio stated that Moon Bin’s funeral would be held “as quietly as possible,” with little more than close friends, family, and coworkers present. Moon Bin debuted in the music business in 2016 as an artist of the six-piece boy band Astro, which made its official release shortly after the singer participated in a TV reality show.
The group gained popularity swiftly in South Korea and Japan. That year, Billboard included them on its top 10 list of new K-pop acts, complimenting them for their “bright, synthpop sound that won over K-pop lovers from all over the world.” With Moon Bin as an artist, on a global scale. Astro is said to have seven albums with Moon Bin as an artist, with “Dream Part.02” ranking as their fifth album of 2017 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart.
After his passing, which occurred a few months after he and four other Astro members renewed their contracts with Fantagio, fans flooded Moon Bin’s social media pages with comments expressing their sorrow and disbelief. Jang Seong-kyu, a radio personality, posted on Instagram, saying, “It’s hard to believe.”
Along with Yoon San-ha, another Astro bandmate, Moon Bin, had previously performed as a part of the duo Moonbin & Sanha. Although we only had a few television meetings with Moon Bin, he was always upbeat and extremely respectful of his family. I’m unable to understand the suffering he was through.
According to Indonesian event organizer Lumina Entertainment, the Jakarta performance of the duo has been canceled because of “unforeseen situations beyond our control.” Moonbin & Sanha’s public relations firm, Helix Publicity, tweeted that the company was “absolutely heartbroken.”
In it, it was written, “Showing our thoughts, prayers, and sincere condolences to Moon Bin’s family, friends, and loved ones, as well as to AROHA who always cheered for him and stood with him.” It states “AROHA” refers to the name Astro’s supporters go by. Moon Bin began acting as a child in the entertainment industry and was cast in the wildly successful Asian TV series “Boys Over Flowers” in 2009.
A participant in the girl band Billlie, his sister Moon Sua is also a K-pop performer. Many South Korean singers and actors committed suicide in recent years, which sparked reflection on the intense rivalry in the rapidly expanding entertainment industry, the toxic online culture, and management’s refusal to treat the mental health issues of their stars.
Jung Chae-full, a 26-year-old actress, was discovered dead at her residence last Thursday. Her agency chose not to disclose the reason for her untimely passing.
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