ASTRO member Moon Bin left us for his heavenly abode. The K-pop idol was found dead in his apartment in Gangnam-gu, Seoul around 8:10 PM KST on Wednesday April 19.
As per various reports, the tragic news of his demise was revealed by his manager who called the police. As of now the authorities believes that Moon Bin has took his own life and they are “considering conducting an autopsy while investigating the cause of death.”
For those unversed, the 25-year-old has made his comeback with ASTRO, a unit group with Sabha. The group has earlier scheduled a fan con tour to be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Fan Con Tour Cancelled
After learning about the tragic news, the organizers has released the statement while announcing the cancellation of the tour. The statement of the organizers reads “With heavy heart, we would like to inform you that the 2023 Moonbon & Sanha Fan Con Tour: Diffusion in Jakarta to be held on May 13 is cancelled. After long discussion and consideration, we have to cancel this event due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control that we could not avoid.”
Who was Moon Bin
For those who are unfamiliar with the K-pop idol, let us tell you, Moon Bin was born in Cheongju, Chungbuk Province, on January 26, 1998. He studied and graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School, where he specialized in Practical Music.
He was one of two siblings, the other being his younger sister, Moon Sua, a member of the South Korean girl group Billlie.
Moon Bin made his debut as a child model and ulzzang in 2004 thanks to his mother’s influence. His first known appearance was in 2006, when he played a mini U-Know Yunho in TVXQ’s music video for “Balloons.”
He made his acting debut In the Korean drama Boys over Flowers in 2009, playing the younger version of Kim Bum’s character.
Moon Bin had been a Fantagio trainee since the fifth grade, eventually becoming a full-fledged trainee in his middle school years. He took part in the company’s boy band project iTeen and was the second trainee to be given the Fantagio iTeen Photo Test Cut.
Prior to joining Astro, Moon Bin and the rest of the group appeared in the web-drama titled “To Be Continued”.
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On February 23, 2016, Moon Bin made his debut as a member of the six-member boy group Astro. Spring Up, their debut extended play, featured five songs, including the lead single “Hide & Seek.”
Moon Bin was announced as a part of The Ultimate Watchlist of Latest Trends for the first two seasons on September 7, 2018. He was confirmed to have been cast in Moments of Eighteen, where he played Jung Oh-je, on January 17, 2019.
On November 12, 2019, Fantagio announced that Moon Bin would be missing from their upcoming Blue Flame EP promotion due to health reasons.