SEOUL, South Korea (WJW) – Moonbin, a member of the popular K-pop group ASTRO, passed away on Wednesday evening at his home in Seoul. He was 25 years old.
The label of his group confirmed his death in a statement posted on social media, PEOPLE and several other outlets reported.
The group said he “suddenly left us and became a star in the sky,” according to a translation of the statement by PEOPLE. It went on to say the group was “deeply mourning” him.
According to PEOPLE, Moonbin started his career as a child model and actor before debuting with ASTRO in 2016.
The group released three albums, including “A Drive to the Starry Road” in 2022.
Moonbin was also a member of the sub-group Moonbin & Sanha, which released three EPs.
He is survived by his family, including sister Moon Sua. She is a member of the K-pop group Billie, Billboard reports.
While the cause of death wasn’t immediately clear, local police told a Korean news outlet that “It appears that Moonbin took his own life,” PEOPLE reported.
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