“To those who chose the extreme…” Remembering Moonbin, the Star Whose Final Interview Resonated Deeply

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Astro member Go MoonBin / 이하 MoonBin Instagram

The tragic passing of ASTRO‘s Moonbin left fans in sorrow, as a poignant interview from his life surfaced.

Last September, Cosmopolitan magazine published a revealing interview titled “The Real Moonbin: Unmasked.”

During the conversation, Moonbin was asked, “If you could be an angel and perform one good deed, what would it be?” He responded, “I’d want to offer those who made extreme decisions a second chance.”

He went on to explain, “We never know when or where something might happen, but we don’t constantly dwell on the idea of death. It’s unfortunate and wasteful to make such extreme choices when there are so many joyful things to think about each day, like what to eat or what to wear tomorrow.”

Additionally, when questioned about his thoughts on karma, he shared, “I do believe in it. Buddhism discusses karma, and though I’m not religious, I have faith in the concept of reaping what you sow.”

Moonbin reflected on moments in his life where he wondered, “Where did I go wrong?” He emphasized the importance of learning from the past without getting overly fixated on it, as dwelling on previous events doesn’t resolve present issues. He admitted to having a habit of revisiting certain experiences to make sense of his actions.

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MoonBin, who has been active and beloved since his debut in 2016

On November 19, Moonbin‘s manager discovered him lifeless in his Gangnam-gu, Seoul, residence at approximately 8:10 p.m. His agency, Fantasio, issued a statement mourning the loss: “ASTRO member Moon Bin has unexpectedly left us to become a star in the heavens.”

Moonbin’s body is currently at the Asan Medical Center Funeral Home in Seoul. The wake will take place on May 22 at 8 a.m., with a private funeral attended by family, friends, and colleagues, in accordance with the family’s wishes.

Moonbin, who debuted as an ASTRO member in 2016, was well-loved by fans. In recent years, he actively participated in the unit group Moonbin & Sanha, embarking on international fan tours.