Moonbin, of Ok-pop band Astro, dies at 25 Lalrp


SEOUL — Moonbin, a South Korean actor and singer who was a member of the Ok-pop boy band Astro, has died, his administration company mentioned Thursday.

He was 25. His company, Fantagio, didn’t cite a trigger. “On April 19, Astro member Moonbin abruptly left us and have become a star within the sky,” it mentioned in a statement.

Fantagio urged the media to chorus from speculating about the reason for dying “in order that his household can mourn its surprising loss and say goodbye.” His household is planning a funeral to be attended by shut mates, kinfolk and members of his company, Fantagio mentioned. The company couldn’t be reached for additional remark.

South Korea’s Yonhap Information Company reported that the singer’s supervisor discovered Moonbin at his dwelling in Seoul’s Gangnam district about 8:10 p.m. Wednesday. The supervisor visited the house after Moonbin couldn’t be reached. There have been no indicators indicating murder, a police official mentioned, based on Yonhap.

The Washington Publish couldn’t instantly confirm the accuracy of that report. South Korean police officers declined to remark.

Moonbin, whose authorized title is Moon Bin, began his leisure profession as a baby actor, showing as a mannequin in commercials and on tv, together with in a popular 2009 South Korean TV series. His sister, Moon Sua, is a rapper and lead vocalist for Billie, a Ok-pop lady group.

The 2 appeared collectively in January on a South Korean leisure present, the place Sua mentioned her brother had served as her unofficial dance coach.

A Could live performance in Jakarta by which Moonbin was scheduled to carry out has been canceled, its organizers mentioned.

Moonbin is survived by his mother and father and his sister.