On April 19, 2023, ASTRO Moonbin reportedly passed away. According to the police, the artist’s manager discovered his body in his home. After the initial reports of the tragic news began circulating online, his representative agency, Fantagio, issued a statement confirming the news.
They express their shock at his untimely passing and say they knew how much he treasured his fans, who showered him with equal admiration and love, from reading the post. They ask that no one make assumptions or spread rumors about the deceased. As a final note, the funeral will be held privately with only immediate family and close friends present, such as his members.
Currently, Moonbin and his bandmate Sanha were touring as a duo. They are two of the youngest members of the group ASTRO, which also includes MJ, Jinjin, Cha Eun-woo, and Rocky. The first release from their side project was the 2020 mini-album In-Out, which featured the single Bad Idea.
In March of 2022, the band released a mini-album titled Refuge, which featured the singles “Ghost Town” and “Who.” They returned in January of 2023 with the album Incense.
In fact, in March they held a fan meeting in Manila, Philippines, and they also appeared on the bill for Dream Concert 2023. However, he was discovered dead in his Gangnam apartment on April 19, 2023, and it is believed that he committed suicide. The circumstances of his death are currently under investigation, so no statements can be made until the results are made public.
Fantagio Will Be The First To Introduce A New Boy Band Since ASTRO
Fantagio is planning the debut of a new boy band seven years after the debut of ASTRO.
Fantagio announced on March 22 KST, “We are preparing for our debut in the first half of this year. Once the official release date has been set, we will let you know. We hope for your eager attention.”
There are currently global idol groups on Fantagio, such as ASTRO and Weki Meki. After their 2016 debut, ASTRO became an international K-Pop phenomenon, and Weki Meki established itself as a group capable of processing information from multiple disciplines. All of the members of both groups are professionals in other creative industries as well, such as music, acting, and comedy.
Fans of Fantagio are eager to see what kind of talent and charisma the group’s new members will bring to the stage.
Here Is The Full Text Of The Announcement
First, we want to say we’re sorry this news has to be so tragic for you. On April 19, ASTRO member Moonbin unexpectedly passed away and joined the constellations above.
Members of ASTRO, along with our fellow Fantagio artists and executives, are mourning the loss of their colleague and friend in a way that cannot compare to the grief of the family who lost their beloved son and brother.
It hurts, even more, to break the news to the people who have loved and supported Moonbin so generously. Knowing how much the deceased loved and cared about his devoted fanbase makes our loss even more profound.
If you truly care about the mourning process of the family who has just received devastating news, please refrain from spreading malicious rumors and speculation.
The funeral will be held privately with close relatives, friends, and coworkers from the company, as requested by the deceased’s family. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one.
Warning: Please seek immediate assistance from a qualified medical professional, mental health professional, or non-governmental organization (NGO) for yourself or anyone you know who is experiencing suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, or a serious mental illness.
SM Entertainment has only recently purchased the building they have been leasing. It has been rumored that Fantagio Entertainment may no longer use the upper floors. The KOSCOM announcement claims that the group’s main office can be found on the building’s second floor, while the legendary practice room can be found in the basement.