The world of K-pop is still reeling from the tragic news that Moon Bin, a beloved member of the group Astro, died by suicide on April 19th, 2023. Fans and fellow musicians alike were left heartbroken by the loss of such a talented and vibrant young artist.
In the days following Moon Bin’s passing, his fellow members of Astro visited the memorial space to pay their respects and leave letters expressing their love and affection for their friend and bandmate. Cha Eun Woo, who was particularly close to Moon Bin, left a moving message that captured the depth of his grief and regret.
Addressing Moon Bin directly, Cha Eun Woo wrote, “Moon Bin-ah, this is the night I miss you, you bastard.” He went on to express his sorrow and remorse over the smallest of things that he wished he could have done differently, saying that he missed even the most trivial moments they shared. Despite his own pain, Cha Eun Woo expressed his hope that Moon Bin would find happiness in the afterlife, saying, “Be sure to be hundreds of times happier on the moon. I will take responsibility for what you are and leave it behind, so don’t worry too much, you’ve worked hard. I love you and I’m sorry, my friend.”
Cha Eun Woo’s message is a powerful reminder of the devastating impact of suicide and the deep sense of loss and regret it can leave behind. The loss of a loved one to suicide can be an overwhelming experience, leaving those left behind with a range of complex emotions that can take a long time to process and heal from.
In the wake of Moon Bin’s death, fans and fellow K-pop artists have come together to mourn his passing and offer support to those affected by his loss. The tragedy serves as a stark reminder of the importance of mental health and the need to seek help when we are struggling with emotional pain or distress. It is our hope that Moon Bin’s passing will inspire more open and honest conversations about mental health in the K-pop community and beyond, and encourage people to seek help and support when they need it most.