Moonbin, a South Korean actor and member of the K-pop boy band Astro, has passed away at the age of 25.
“Members of Astro and fellow artists and staff at Fantagio are deeply saddened and shocked as we mourn him,” the label said in a statement.
Yonhap News shared a statement released by the Seoul Gangnam Police who are investigating the death: “It appears that [he] took his own life. We are currently discussing the possibility of an autopsy to determine the precise cause of death.”
Following the news about the death of Moonbin, “all idols” trended on Twitter in South Korea.
“I hope all idols can chase their dreams without feeling heartbroken,” read one tweet.
The deceased was a child actor before making his debut as a member of Astro in 2016. In 2009, he had his first acting role in the Korean drama Boys over Flowers where he played the younger version of Kim Bum’s character.
Before his sudden demise, Moonbin was set to appear at a concert in the southern city of Busan next month as part of the sub-unit Moonbin & Sanha.