Moon Bin, a singer from South Korean boy band Astro, was discovered useless at his dwelling in Seoul, his administration company stated Thursday.
The 25-year-old, who was additionally identified professionally as Moonbin, was reportedly discovered by his supervisor, who went to the singer’s dwelling Wednesday night as a result of he wasn’t responding to messages. Police are investigating his loss of life however have to date discovered no indicators of foul play, in keeping with South Korea’s Yonhap information company. Officers at Seoul’s Gangnam district police station didn’t reply to requires remark.
Moon Bin’s administration company, Fantagio, confirmed his loss of life in an announcement, saying that he “immediately left us and have become a star within the sky,” and that fellow artists and firm officers have been mourning him with “very deep disappointment and shock.”
Fantagio stated Moon Bin’s funeral can be held “as quietly as potential,” with the attendance principally restricted to household, shut mates and colleagues, primarily based on the desires of his kin.
Moon Bin debuted in 2016 with the six-member boy band Astro, which was launched shortly after the singers appeared in a TV actuality present. The group shortly discovered success in South Korea and Japan and was listed on Billboard’s high 10 record of latest Ok-pop teams that 12 months, with the journal praising them for his or her “brilliant, synthpop sound that gained over Ok-pop lovers from around the globe.”
In line with Billboard, Astro had seven albums on the journal’s World Albums Chart with Moon Bin as a member, peaking at No. 5 in 2017 with Dream Half.02.
Followers flooded Moon Bin’s social media accounts with feedback expressing grief and shock over his loss of life, which got here months after he renewed his contract with Fantagio together with 4 different Astro members.
“It is arduous to imagine,” radio host Jang Seong-kyu wrote on Instagram. “We solely met a number of instances over broadcasts, however at any time when we met, Moon Bin was at all times brilliant and expressed immense love for his household. I can not think about the ache he was going by way of.”
Moon Bin had additionally carried out as a member of the duo Moonbin & Sanha with Astro bandmate Yoon San-ha. Indonesian occasion promoter Lumina Leisure on Wednesday introduced the cancellation of the duo’s efficiency in Jakarta because of “unexpected circumstances past our management.”
Helix Publicity, a U.S.-based public relations company that has represented Moonbin & Sanha, issued an announcement on Twitter that it was “completely heartbroken.”
“Sending our ideas, prayers and deepest condolences to Moon Bin’s household, mates, family members, and to AROHA who at all times cheered for him and supported him,” it stated, referring to the identify that Astro’s followers name themselves.
Little one actor
Moon Bin entered the leisure business as a toddler actor and landed a job within the 2009 TV sequence Boys Over Flowers, which was massively well-liked in Asia. His sister, Moon Sua, can be a Ok-pop artist, a member of the woman band Billlie.
A number of South Korean singers and actors have died by suicide in recent times, which has touched off soul-searching about harsh competitors within the fast-growing leisure business, an abusive on-line tradition and failure by administration to handle the psychological well being issues of their stars.
Final week, 26-year-old actress Jung Chae-yull was discovered useless at her dwelling. Her company didn’t say what triggered her sudden loss of life.