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Moonbin was born on January 26, 1998, and died on the 19th of April, 2023. He was a talented South Korean singer, actor, dancer, and model.
The renowned label Fantagio signed him, and he became a popular South Korean boy group Astro member. He also belonged to the sub-unit Moonbin & Sanha within the group.
Moonbin likely earned his income from his activities as a singer, actor, dancer, and model under the label of Fantagio. His estimated net worth at his death was around $2 million.
|Real Name||Moonbin Or Moon Bin|
|Date of birth||January 26, 1998|
|Place of birth||Cheongju-si, South Korea|
|Date of death||19th of April, 2023|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Parents||Kim Hyosun and Cheongju|
|Age||25 years old|
In 2004, Moonbin began his career as a child model and ulzzang, encouraged by his mother. He appeared in TVXQ’s music video for “Balloons” in 2006, portraying a mini U-Know Yunho.
In 2009, he played the younger version of Kim Bum’s character in the Korean drama Boys over Flowers. It was his first acting role.
Fantagio had been training Moonbin since he was in fifth grade. They made him a full-fledged trainee during his middle school years.
They introduced him as the second trainee of the company’s boy group project iTeen with the Fantagio iTeen Photo Test Cut.
Moonbin In Six-Member Boy Group
In 2016, Astro debuted with Moonbin as part of the six-member boy group, and they released their debut extended play, Spring Up. The EP contained five songs, including the lead single “Hide & Seek.”
Moonbin achieved a successful career in both acting and music. He appeared in various Korean dramas, such as Moments of Eighteen, and hosted the Korean music show, Show Champion. Additionally, he starred in web dramas like The Mermaid Prince, where he played the lead role.
Moonbin actively participated in the eco-friendly cooking program Food Avengers. He was chosen as one of the fashion models for the brand “Nerdy Cafe.”
Moreover, Neikidnis selected him as their first muse in September 2021, acknowledging his exceptional talents.
Fantagio disclosed that they had renewed Moonbin’s contract with the agency in December 2022. Unfortunately, the K-pop industry and his global fans were deeply saddened by his passing on April 19, 2023.
Astro, of which he was a member, released several albums and singles, including their debut extended play, Spring Up. They also released their first full-length album, All Light.
He acted in a web drama titled To Be Continued and the Korean drama Moments of Eighteen, among other roles.
According to a source, ASTRO Moonbin, a celebrity in the Korean entertainment industry, earned an average of $346.5K to $458.4K every year.
Moonbin’s music was the main contributor to his total earnings. His acting and model work is also crucial to his impressive wealth.
ASTRO Moonbin endorsed the Korean clothing brand Neikidnis as its brand ambassador for his solo career. He and his bandmate Sanha and VERIVERY Kangmin hosted the Korean music show “Show Champion.”
In the past, he has hosted concerts such as the Incheon K-pop Concert (2019) and Gangnam Festival K-pop Concert (2020).
Moonbin Died At The Age Of 25
Moonbin, a former ASTRO band member, passed away at the young age of 25. Sources reported that Fantagio Music confirmed that Moonbin had died at his residence.
The police are currently discussing whether or not to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The news of Moonbin’s passing has caused agony for fans of K-Pop music.
He was supposed to participate in the forthcoming Dream Concert with his ASTRO unit, Moonbin, and Sanha.
Despite his untimely death, the music and legacy of Moonbin will continue to live on in the hearts of his devoted admirers.