ASTRO’s Moonbin Has Passed Away

Sorry. As an AROHA, I’m still in a bit of a shock as I write this… but ASTRO’s Moonbin has reportedly passed away. 🙁 He was only 25 years old.

ASTRO Moonbin

Photo from ASTRO

Mere weeks after Diffusion in Manila with fellow ASTRO member Sanha and their comeback as a sub-unit, Moonbin’s manager reportedly found Moonbin dead in his home in Seoul.

The police suspect that Moonbin took his own life, but the exact cause of death is yet to be investigated.

Fantagio also posted a message on the official ASTRO Instagram account about the sad news:

Rough translation:

This is Fantagio. First of all, I would like to say that I am sorry to deliver the sad and heartbreaking news. On April 19th, ASTRO member Moonbin suddenly left us and became a star in the sky. Although it cannot be compared to the sorrow of the bereaved family who lost their beloved son and brother, the ASTRO members who have been with us for a long time, as well as our fellow Fantagio artists and executives, are deeply mourning the deceased with great sadness and shock. My heart hurts even more to deliver this sudden news to the fans who have supported Moonbin and sent generous love. I am more heartbroken because I know the heart of the deceased, who always loved and thought of his fans more than anyone else. So that the bereaved family, who is in great sorrow due to the sudden sad news, can reverently commemorate and grieve the deceased, we earnestly ask you to refrain from speculative and malicious reports. According to the will of the bereaved family, the funeral will be held as quietly as possible with family, friends, and company colleagues in attendance. Once again, I send my deepest condolences to the deceased on his last journey.

If you or someone you know is at risk of self-harm or suicide, please seek help as soon as possible by contacting agencies specializing in suicide prevention.