Moonbin, K-pop star and a member of Astro boy band died at the age of 25. According to the police, Moonbin was found dead in his apartment at his home in the Gangnam district of Seoul. Moon’s fans are shocked to hear the tragic news of his death and have been pouring grief all over the internet.
Fans Laid Flowers
Online images showed his fans placing flowers and leaving messages at roadside memorials located in South Korea and various other nations such as the United States, Chile, Indonesia, and the Philippines. In South Korea, after the reports of Moonbin’s demise emerged, the phrase “all idols” started trending on Twitter. On Thursday morning, Moonbin’s passing became the most frequently searched topic on China’s analogous social media site Weibo.
South Korea’s Suicide Problem
Recent government statistics reveal that South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates, at about 26 per 100,000 people, in the world, and it is a leading cause of death for individuals below 40 years old.