Ok-Pop Star Moonbin’s Demise At 25 Leaves Followers In Disbelief

K-Pop Star Moonbin's Death At 25 Leaves Fans In Disbelief

Moonbin, 25, was discovered lifeless at his residence in southern Seoul


Ok-pop star Moonbin, a member of the boy band Astro, has died, his music label and South Korean police mentioned Thursday, prompting an outpouring of grief from followers.

The 25-year-old singer was discovered lifeless at his residence in southern Seoul late Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Nationwide Police Company informed AFP, including that there was no proof of foul play.

Moonbin’s label Fantagio Music additionally launched a press release on Thursday confirming his demise however with out disclosing the trigger.

“On April 19, Astro member Moon Bin unexpectedly left our world and have become a star within the sky,” it mentioned on Twitter.

It requested that folks “chorus from speculative and malicious studies” in order that his household pays their respects and honour him in peace.

The label’s announcement prompted hundreds of feedback from grieving followers, many expressing disbelief.

“Relaxation in peace, Moonbin. I hope the celebs and the moon deal with you effectively. I hope they offer you all of the consolation and love,” one wrote on Twitter.

“I am unable to concentrate on work now. This actually hurts,” wrote one other.

Moon Bin — who carried out as Moonbin — was a member of the group Astro and likewise carried out with a sub-group known as Moonbin & Sanha.

He joined Fantagio’s trainee programme at an early age and was an actor and baby mannequin earlier than debuting with Astro in February 2016.

Previous to his passing, Moonbin & Sanha had been set to carry out on the upcoming Dream Live performance — one of many largest Ok-pop joint live shows in South Korea — in Could.

The group had additionally been in the course of their Diffusion Fan Con Tour throughout Asia, and had launched an official fan neighborhood web page on Weverse — the worldwide fandom platform from Ok-pop megastars BTS’s company HYBE — on Sunday.

“Whereas no passing from any artist is ever to be anticipated, Moonbin’s premature passing was all of the extra surprising given how energetic the younger star was, even the week of his demise,” Jeff Benjamin, Billboard’s Ok-pop columnist, informed AFP.

“Nobody round him noticed this coming, however what we are able to preserve is his simple smile,” he added.

“I’ve seen its brightness in comparison with the Cheshire Cat from ‘Alice and Wonderland’, and the great music and performances he gave us.”

Lower-throat enterprise

Beneath the glitz and glamour, the Ok-pop trade can be identified for its cut-throat competitors, a scarcity of privateness, on-line bullying and relentless public stress to keep up a healthful picture always and at any value.

South Korea’s Yonhap Information Company, citing an unnamed police official, reported that authorities imagine Moon’s demise is a case of obvious suicide.

A number of different younger Ok-pop stars have died of suspected suicides lately, together with Goo Hara who handed in 2019. She had been abused by an ex-boyfriend who, after they break up, blackmailed her over their intercourse movies.

The suspected suicide occurred a month after her shut good friend, Ok-pop star Sulli, took her personal life after a protracted wrestle with on-line bullying, prompting calls for in South Korea for stronger punishments for cybercrimes.

Sulli’s demise echoed that of fellow Ok-pop star Jonghyun, who took his life in 2017 after battling despair.

“It is at all times the individuals who smile probably the most that suffer the best,” certainly one of Moon’s followers wrote.

“When the sky shines fantastically we’ll consider you and when the celebs shine vivid we’ll consider you.”

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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