Moonbin was a South Korean singer, actor, dancer, and model under the label Fantagio. He was a member of the South Korean boy group Astro and its sub-unit Moonbin & Sanha.
Moon Bin was born in Cheongju, Chungbuk Province, on January 26, 1998. He studied at Hanlim Multi Art School, where he received his degree in Practical Music.
In his family, Moonbin was one of two children; the other was his younger sister, Moon Sua, a member of the South Korean girl band Billie.
In 2004, Moonbin made his modelling and ulzzang debuts, mostly thanks to the assistance of his mother. His first recorded performance was in the 2006 music video for the song “Balloons” by TVXQ, where he played a miniature version of U-Know Yunho.
On February 23, 2016, Moonbin made his stage debut as a member of the six-member boy band Astro. Five tracks make up their debut extended play, Spring Up, including the lead single “Hide & Seek.”
Moonbin’s absence came to an end on February 14, 2020, when he joined the other Astro members in a Vlive broadcast.
Moonbin, Yoon San-ha, and Kangmin of Verivery were named as the new hosts of the Korean music competition Show Champion on March 4, 2020.
He was officially revealed on March 12, 2020, to star in the web drama The Mermaid Prince, a role he later returned to for a second season.
Moonbin began participating in the Food Avengers initiative for green cooking on May 26, 2020. Moonbin was introduced as one of the “Nerdy Cafe” brand’s fashion models in September 2020.
On the evening of April 19, 2023, Moonbin was discovered dead at his house in Seoul’s Gangnam neighbourhood. His management discovered him after he skipped rehearsals.
He was 25. According to a statement made by the Seoul Gangnam Police, who are looking into the death, “it appears that [he] took his own life,” as reported by Yonhap News.
A possible autopsy to ascertain the precise cause of death is currently being discussed. According to CNN’s report from April 20, Gangnam Police, “no signs of foul play have been found related to this case.”
Moonbin cause of death
A preliminary investigation reveals Moonbin committed suicide. Seoul Gangnam Police who are investigating the death had this to say: “It appears that [he] took his own life. We are currently discussing the possibility of an autopsy to determine the precise cause of death.”
When news emerged that Moonbin had died, fans came out in their numbers to eulogise him;
A fan who commented on the video shared on Twitter said: “Rest in peace Moonbin… You had words of [comfort] for others. I wish you had talked about your pain… Rest sweet angel.”
“You’re a star in the sky now and watching over the people you love. Hearts and thoughts go out to his loved ones and all AROHAs,” MTV Asia tweeted, referring to name Astro’s fans call themselves.
“We lost a bright light, who was really contributing to the lives of his family and his friends and his fans and that bright light is gone,” said CedarBough Saeji, assistant professor of Korean and East Asian Studies at Pusan National University.
Saeji, a self-confessed Moon Bin fan, said amid the discussion on the pressures of Korean society and its celebrity industry, it was also important to remember the accomplishments of the young star.
“Moonbin was phenomenally talented dancer and singer. In recent years, he’d started writing some of the material for Astro as well. And he’d also been acting in a bunch of web dramas that had been quite popular. There’s really no limit to how far he could have gone if he continued his career and continue to mature as a performer,” Saeji said.
The funeral of Moonbin is yet to be announced.