ASTRO vocalist with an angelic smile, Moonbin, has passed away at 25, leaving his sister, family, and fans mourning for his passing. And although there has yet to be an official cause of death, ASTRO Moonbin had apparently shown strange signs before he passed away. So, what really happened to Moonbin? Check out the following discussion based on Dispatch and various Korean media reports.
ASTRO Moonbin Passed Away: Cause of Death Still Unknown + Global Mass Mourning
The sudden passing of ASTRO brilliant vocalist Moonbin left everyone shocked and frozen. Nobody would ever believe that he had been hiding such tremendous pain behind his bright angelic smile.
ASTRO Moonbin passed away, leaving his family and fans in grave mourning. That is even more devastating when he just rediscovered a strong siblinghood bond with his sister, Moon Sua. Almost everyone in the entire Korean entertainment community decided to cancel their schedules to join the mass mourning for the death of ASTRO Moonbin.
Along with these celebrities, worldwide fans have also created simultaneous mass mourning to grieve for ASTRO Moonbin death. A wave of purple flowers and balloons began appearing in different places worldwide as fans gathered to express their condolences.
They set up various memorial spaces with Moonbin’s photos and filled them with decorative notes, flowers, balloons, and letters with the official color of the ASTRO theme: purple.
As of this time, no official announcement is available yet for ASTRO Moonbin cause of death. The police only revealed what happened to Moonbin before his manager found him at home.
According to the police, Moonbin’s manager decided to visit his residence after having unable to reach him. The manager then found that Moonbin had passed away and immediately reported to the police.
Seoul Gangnam Police stated that although his cause of death is yet unknown, they have ruled out murder or other criminal charges. Therefore, their initial deduction for Moonbin cause of death was suicide. Still, they didn’t find any suicide notes on the scene.
“It seems that Moonbin took his own life, but we will review the possibility of an autopsy to find out more about the exact cause of death.”Seoul Gangnam Police.
What Really Happened to Moonbin: All the Signs Before He Passed Away
Details about Moonbin’s exact cause of death may have yet available. However, the idol-actor has repeatedly shown signs that he has been having an extremely hard time. Nobody outside his ASTRO members truly noticed since he always showed his angelic smile and bright personality.
But here are all the signs that ASTRO Moonbin was having difficulties before he passed away.
1. Health Concerns in 2019
The first clear signs of what happened to ASTRO Moonbin began when he took a sudden hiatus in 2019.
At the time, ASTRO agency Fantagio only revealed that Moonbin had been experiencing health problems. Even though he needed to rest completely and recover his health, Moonbin returned just approximately 3 months after his hiatus. He then starred in The Mermaid Prince and formed a sub-unit Moonbin & Sanha.
Do you think Moonbin had fully recovered during this time?
2. He Admitted to Have Not Been Feeling Well
The second occurrence signaling what had happened to ASTRO Moonbin was when he admitted that he hadn’t been feeling well.
Dispatch report revealed Moonbin’s confession to fans during his live streaming after the Bangkok event on April 8.
“I wasn’t feeling well, but I’m okay now.
Honestly, I have a confession to make to AROHA: I was having a hard time.
It was hard, but I didn’t want to make it obvious.
But I think it was obvious that I had a hard time since the FanCon. So, I’m sorry. I’m trying to get better now. I’ll start working out again. And I need to make AROHA happy by recovering what I had missed one by one.
It’s a job I have chosen, so I have to deal with it.”Moonbin.
Sanha was seen comforting him several times, telling him that AROHA would definitely understand. But still, Moonbin seemed to think differently.
Previously, Fantagio confirmed on April 7 that Moonbin was in poor health condition upon departure to Bangkok for their Fan Con. This sudden situation is what caused Moonbin to feel guilty and express his apology to his fans.
However, it is yet unconfirmed whether Moonbin has suffered from any physical illness.
3. Nobody Didn’t Fathom Moonbin was Having a Hard Time
More Dispatch reports emerged after the death of ASTRO Moonbin. The media interviewed several witnesses in the music industry, and nobody noticed what had happened to Moonbin. They didn’t even notice that Moonbin was having a hard time due to his bright personality.
That is why they couldn’t believe what happened to Moonbin and his death. After all, Moonbin is the type of person who doesn’t show it when he’s having a hard time.
“I cannot believe it. It was absolutely impossible. He was a really bright kid and made the scene really fun.
He has had some health problems recently, but he seemed to be coping as well.”Mr. A.
4. His Weverse Profile Message
Wikitree reported that Moonbin also showed signs of what happened after he joined Weverse on April 17, just 2 days before his death.
Instead of choosing a photo of himself, Moonbin posted ASTRO’s complete formation photo, a photo he previously posted on Instagram in 2019 with a caption: My Everything.
According to Wikitree, the photo symbolizes how much ASTRO and AROHA meant for Moonbin before his death. That is why making them happy was always Moonbin’s first priority.
5. The Dandelion Seeds
The next sign showing what happened to ASTRO Moonbin was his final message before his death. Approximately a week before, Moonbin posted a photo of dandelion seeds, symbolizing freedom, hope, growth, and healing.
Along with the photo, Moonbin wrote a message to his fans, signaling them to live freely.
“AROHA, it’s dandelion flower seeds! Dandelion flower seeds, please ride the wind and spread far and wide—fly away with the wind! To my precious people, spring has come. Please tickle me gently.”Moonbin.
내 소중한 사람들에게— ASTRO 아스트로 (@offclASTRO) April 11, 2023
Korean media YAN News reported that dandelion seeds also have another meaning: the end. That is why some people believe it was one of Moonbin final messages before his death.
6. Moonbin Has Been Pushing Himself Too Hard
Nobody really notices due to his innocent smile and happy face, but Moonbin has repeatedly mentioned that he was having a hard time. And during this time, he had apparently pushed himself too hard.
He stated in a 2019 interview that he had been losing energy due to his long life in the entertainment industry.
“I would really just lay in bed for a few weeks. Comfort and advice weren’t very helpful when I was really having a hard time. So when I felt like I had nowhere to go, I always prepared myself to break and push myself to the limit. That is what works for me.”Moonbin.
During other talks with a magazine, Moonbin also revealed that he had been enduring his hardship with mental strength. And sometimes, he writes to help get his mind under control.
“To be honest, it’s not once or twice that I had to endure on stage while thinking about the motto: ‘I won’t die even if I feel like dying’.
I had experienced those times when it was extremely hard. So, yes, my body and all my muscles were tired. But in my perspective, it all comes back to our mental strength.
If we don’t have enough physical strength, we must endure it with our mental strength.
For me, I also write frequently. Falling deep into daydreaming will only bring us into the worst situation.
When I feel anxious, I have to stop, indeed. However, sometimes I just kept thinking and so I made mistakes.”Moonbin.
7. Moonbin’s Last Wish in 2023
Finally, after what happened to ASTRO Moonbin and his death, it is truly regretful that he wasn’t able to see his last wish in 2023 coming true.
Sports Chosun reported on April 20 that Moonbin revealed his last wish in 2023 before his death in MBC’s DNA Mate program. At the time, he played bungee jumping with his sister Moon Sua, enjoying quality time and getting closer to his sister.
Before Moonbin’s turn to jump, he dedicated his wish for the year to his sister. He stated that he hoped that Sua would always be happy.
“I wish for Sua to always be happy. Fighting!”Moonbin.
It is regrettable that after what happened, Moonbin cannot see his wish coming true, for Sua is crying for his passing right now as the chief mourner.
Lastly, let’s remember Moonbin, his bright angelic smile, and his final message to his fans during his last audio live streaming.
ASTRO Moonbin, you will always forever be in our hearts.
Moon Bin last Audio Live. AROHAS stay strong, fighting!!! #ASTRO#MoonBinWeLoveYou #moonbin #AROHA pic.twitter.com/RvK3jfyxV0— ⋆ 𝚈𝚞𝚔𝚒 ⁷⋆ (유키⁷) 🐈 (@yukibear_28) April 20, 2023
Once again, Kpoppost team of writers would like to express our deepest condolences for ASTRO Moonbin death.
For sister Moon Sua, family, friends, relatives, and fans who are grieving, please stay strong and take your time mourning. Let us honor Moonbin’s smile and forever wish him peace and happiness.
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he was clearly sick, but his agency let him continue his activities with that condition?
the world of Kpop idols is getting worse and worse these days,
idols are humans! please take a good care of them. please!!
Did they do autopsy? I don’t believe what the police said.
Binnie loved his sister too much to went on an extreme decision.
It was almost possible that Binnie was sick. Sudden heart attack maybe?
At least if they went on an autopsy, we know the truth. Whatever the truth is.
Was it the agency didn’t want to announce the real cause of death?