Moonbin, a member of the popular K-pop boy band Astro, passed away on April 19, 2023, at the age of 25. His sudden death shocked and saddened his fans, friends, and family, who are still mourning his loss. But what was the cause of his death? How did he die so young and unexpectedly? Here are some facts and details about Moonbin’s cause of death heart.
Moonbin’s Family Statement
According to Genius Celebs, Moonbin’s family released a statement confirming that the singer died of a stroke. The statement also revealed that he had been suffering from high blood pressure and heart problems recently, which resulted in him having a sudden stroke and losing his life. The family asked for privacy and respect during this difficult time and thanked the fans for their love and support.
Moonbin’s Agency Confirmation
Moonbin’s agency, Fantagio, also confirmed his death on Twitter, saying that he had “suddenly left us and became a star in the sky.” The agency expressed its grief and shock over his passing and said that Astro members, fellow Fantagio artists, company executives, and employees were mourning the deceased. The agency also said that Moonbin “always loved and thought of the fans more than anyone else” and asked the fans to pray for his soul.
Moonbin’s Police Investigation
Moonbin was found unresponsive in his Gangnam apartment by his manager on Wednesday evening. He had not been responding to contacts so his manager went to check on him. Gangnam police were called to the scene and declared him dead. The police have not yet provided a definitive cause of death pending an autopsy, but they said that it is believed he died by suicide. They added that there were no signs of foul play or external injuries in connection with his death.
Moonbin’s Career and Achievements
Moonbin was born in Cheongju, North Chungbuk Province, on Jan. 26, 1998. He started his career as a child model and actor, appearing in music videos and TV shows from 2004 to 2016, including the hit KBS drama Boys Over Flowers. He joined Fantagio’s training program at a young age and met his Astro band members when they starred together in the web drama To Be Continued. In February 2016, they debuted as a six-member boy band with their album Spring Up. Astro quickly rose to fame in South Korea and Japan, with Billboard magazine praising them for their “bright, synthpop sound that won over K-pop lovers from around the world” and listing them as one of the top-10 new K-pop groups that year. Moonbin was also the brother of Moon Sua, a member of the girl group Billie. In 2020, he formed Astro’s first sub-unit with bandmate Sanha, named Moonbin & Sanha, and released their debut album.
Moonbin was known for his charismatic stage presence, powerful vocals, and impressive dance skills. He was also loved for his cheerful personality, kind heart, and caring attitude towards his fans and fellow members. He had a loyal fan base who called themselves Arohas (Astro + Hearts + All Fans). He was also active on social media platforms such as Instagram and V Live, where he often interacted with his fans and shared his daily life.
Moonbin’s death is a tragic loss for the K-pop industry and his fans around the world. He will be remembered as a talented artist who brought joy and happiness to many people with his music and smile. May he rest in peace.