K-Pop Industry Returns To Normal After Moonbin Died, Netizens Send Huge Support To Billlie Moon Sua And ASTRO Members
The music industry resumes its busy schedule following the sacking of the late Moonbin, but the grief continues.
Moonbin was found dead at his home in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on April 19. He died at the age of 25.
Former and current ASTRO members (Cha Eun Woo, MJ, JinJin, Yoon San Ha, Rocky) and many fellow entertainers who were close to Moonbin during his lifetime visited Moonbin’s mortuary at the hospital’s Asan Funeral Home to mourn the deceased.
On the 22nd, Moonbin’s funeral was held privately with his parents, younger sister Billlie Moon Sua and ASTRO members in attendance. The burial place was not released according to the wishes of the bereaved.
After Moonbin passed away, music shows aired as planned, but the atmosphere of the shows was kept as quiet as possible. All the MCs wore black clothes and expressed their condolences to the deceased on stage. They also canceled the encores and quietly resumed broadcasts to express their condolences.
Upon hearing the heartbreaking news, singer IU postponed the release of the promotional interview for her new movie, Dream. Kim Jong Kook, Jo Hyun Ah, Lee Young Ji and others have delayed their scheduled releases of YouTube content to pay tribute to the late Moonbin.
SM Entertainment delayed the release of Kangta’s music and Seventeen delayed the release of their content ahead of the release of their album. BTS’ Suga also postponed a fan signing event and expressed his condolences. BTOB has also temporarily suspended its comeback promotion.
In addition, many senior and junior music industry colleagues such as SHINee’s Key, Taemin, TVXQ’s Yunho, BTS’ RM, Hyolyn, Hong Suk Chun and Kim Shin-young Moonbin expressed their condolences via SNS.
The music industry, which came to a temporary halt in the grief of Moonbin, will soon recover and get back to business as usual. However, sincere condolences to Moonbin continue. We hope that the young people who suffer in the dark behind the twinkling lights of K-pop’s heyday will suffer no more.