K-pop songwriter Moonbin was set up by his director at his home in Seoul on Wednesday, according to Seoul Gangnam Police. The 25-year-old is a part of the boy band Astro, a five-member group formed by Fantazio Music. The South Korean entertainment company confirmed the news in a social media post sent back to English by the K-pop media outlet Koreaboo, writing.
“On April 19, Astro member Moonbin suddenly left us to join the star in the sky.” Astro members, fellow Fantazio artists, company directors, and workers were deeply saddened and shocked. The note continues “It was even more heartbreaking to suddenly break this news to the Sakkars who supported Moonbin and transferred his love to him.
We are tormented because the tastes of the forsaken allow us to know his suckers unlike anything else. We sincerely request you refrain from academic and malicious reports out of respect for the families who are deeply burdened and bereaved by the unexpected news. Seoul Gangnam Police released a statement regarding the cause of death, Yonhap News reported.
Soompi’s restatement of the statement added that “Moonbin appears to have taken his own life” and added, “We are currently considering the possibility of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.” Astro released their third and most recent Plant issue, “Drive to the Starry Road,” last May and recently glossed over the departure of member Rocky.
They contemporaneously confirmed that the band will continue as a five-member group, with its members also pursuing single trials. A statement at that time. Before his death, Moonbin was listed to perform in the upcoming Dream Musical as part of the two-member Astrosub-unit, Moonbin & Sanha.