Moon Bin, member of the boy band Astro In addition to dissident duo Moonbin & Sanha, his record label and management agency passed away on Wednesday (April 19). He was 25 years old. The cause of death is currently unknown.
Following local reports that the singer, songwriter, actor, and model was found dead in his Seoul apartment by a manager who immediately called the police, ASTRO’s agency Fantagio released a statement about his departure and funeral plans. Released in Korean, Fantagio shared that Moon Bin’s bandmates, label mates and company employees are mourning his death.
The company added that the Moon family wishes a peaceful funeral with family, friends and company colleagues. Moon Bin’s younger sister, Moon Sua, is also in the K-pop industry, and is the oldest member of girl group Billie.
In December 2022, Moon Bin renewed his contract with Fantagio along with four other members of ASTRO. In January, Moon was released perfumes, his third EP under duo Moonbin & Sanha alongside fellow ASTRO band Yoon Sanha. Moonbin & Sanha were in the midst of their Diffusion Fan Con tour that kicked off in Seoul in February, and were scheduled to visit various cities across Asia through May. The duo also just launched an official fan community page on April 16 on Weverse, the global fan platform developed by HYBE.
See Astro’s statement below:
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