*BREAKING!* Moonbin from ASTRO passes away + Fantagio’s confirmation announcement

It saddens us to report that ASTRO’s member Moonbin has passed away…

At approximately 8:10 PM KST on April 19th, 2023, Seoul Gangnam Police reported that K-Pop idol Moonbin was found dead in his apartment in the Gangnam District of Seoul, S.Korea.

“It appears that Moonbin took his own life,” adding, “We are currently discussing the possibility of an autopsy to determine the precise cause of death.”

Seoul Gangnam Police Statement

In the early morning of April 20th, 2023 Fantigio released a statement confirming Moonbin’s death saying the following:

This is Fantagio.

First, we apologize for having to convey this sorrowful and heartbreaking news.

On April 19, ASTRO member Moonbin suddenly left us and has now become a star in the sky.

Although it cannot compare to the grief of the bereaved family that had to part with their beloved son and brother, his fellow artists and the staff here at Fantagio, who have been together with him for a long time, are also deeply mourning the departed amidst tremendous shock and sorrow.

It pains us even more to have to convey this sudden news to the fans who have given their unsparing love and support to Moonbin. Because we know all too well just how unparalleled the departed [Moonbin] was in his love for his fans, whom he was constantly thinking of, the grief is all the more overwhelming.

In order for the bereaved family, who has fallen into great sorrow due to this sudden tragedy, to be able to respectfully mourn the departed and say their goodbyes, we entreat you to please refrain from speculative or malicious reports.

In accordance with the wishes of the bereaved family, the funeral will be held as quietly as possible, with family, close friends, and agency colleagues in attendance.

Once again, we express our deep mourning as the departed walks his final path.


Words cannot explain the shock and sadness we all feel about this news. Even though we did not meet Moonbin in person, we connected with him through his art and music. Please take care of yourself and be safe.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, call one of the numbers at https://blog.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines/. If someone is in IMMEDIATE danger, please call your local emergency number (e.g. 911 in the US).

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