Who was Moonbin? The K-pop star who was found dead in her home

Moon Bin, singer of the South Korean boy band Astro, was found dead at his home in Seoul, his agency said on Thursday.

The 25-year-old was reportedly found by his manager who went to the singer’s house on Wednesday night because he was not responding to contacts. The police are investigating his death. but so far he has found no signs of foul play, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. Officers from the Seoul Gangnam District Police Station They did not return calls for comment.

Moon Bin’s management agency, Fantagio, confirmed his death in a statement, saying that he “suddenly left us and became a star in the sky” and that fellow artists and company officials they mourned him with “very deep sadness and shock”.

Fantagio said that Moon Bin’s funeral will be carried out “as quietly as possible”, and attendance will be limited primarily to family, close friends and colleagues, depending on the wishes of their relatives.

Moon Bin debuted in 2016 with the six-member boy band Astro, which launched shortly after the singers appeared on a reality TV show. The group quickly found success in South Korea and Japan. and were listed on Billboard’s 10 New K-pop Groups list that year, with the magazine praising them for their “brilliant synthpop sound that won over K-pop lovers around the world.” .”

Moon Bin also acted as a member of the Moonbin & Sanha duo, the other half being Astro member Yoon San-ha. Indonesian event promoter Lumina Entertainment announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the duo’s performance in Jakarta due to “unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.”

Several South Korean singers and actors have committed suicide in recent yearsprompting some soul-searching about stiff competition in the rapidly growing entertainment industry, an abusive online culture, and management’s inability to address the mental health issues of its stars.

Last week, 26-year-old actress Jung Chae-yull was found dead at her home. His agency did not say what caused his sudden death.