Astro’s Moonbin passes away at age 25



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On April 19th, 2023, Kpop group Astro’s Moonbin was found dead in his apartment. Moonbin was known for his position as a center, main dancer, and lead vocalist in Astro. He was also well known for his acting in Boys Over Flowers, Moment of Eighteen, and The Mermaid Prince S2, just to name a few of his many projects.

Moonbin was found in his apartment by his manager. According to the police, “no signs of foul play have been found,“ however, they are assuming that he took his own life. An autopsy will be conducted to find out the exact cause of his death.

Astro’s company Fantagio Group released an official statement on April 20th:
“This is Fantagio.
First, we apologize for having to convey this sorrowful and heartbreaking news.
On April 19, ASTRO member Moonbin suddenly left us and has now become a star in the sky.
Although it cannot compare to the grief of the bereaved family that had to part with their beloved son and brother, his fellow artists and the staff here at Fantagio, who have been together with him for a long time, are also deeply mourning the departed amidst tremendous shock and sorrow.
It pains us, even more, to have to convey this sudden news to the fans who have given their unsparing love and support to Moonbin. Because we know all too well just how unparalleled the departed [Moonbin] was in his love for his fans, whom he was constantly thinking of, the grief is all the more overwhelming.
In order for the bereaved family, who has fallen into great sorrow due to this sudden tragedy, to be able to respectfully mourn the departed and say their goodbyes, we entreat you to please refrain from speculative or malicious reports.
In accordance with the wishes of the bereaved family, the funeral will be held as quietly as possible, with family, close friends, and agency colleagues in attendance.
Once again, we express our deep mourning as the departed walks his final path.”
Not only have fans been mourning the loss of Moonbin, but many other Kpop idols have expressed their appreciation for Moonbin and their shock regarding his death. His mortuary was set up at the funeral home of Asan Hospital in Seoul and his family has already held a private funeral.