Moon Bin Height, Age, Death, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Death Date: 19/04/2023
Height: 6'
Age: 25 Years

Moon Bin

Stage nameMoonbin [1]Variety
Profession(s)• Singer
• Dancer
• Actor
• Model
Famous forBeing a member of popular K-pop group 'Astro'
Logo of the K-pop group 'Astro'
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 38 inches
- Waist: 30 inches
- Biceps: 13 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack (dyed)
DebutTV: Boys Over Flowers (2009) on KBS2 as 'Young So Yi-jung'
Moon Bin in a still from the 2009 TV series 'Boys Over Flowers'
Web Series: To Be Continued (2015) on MBC as 'Himself'
Poster of the 2019 South Korean web series ‘To Be Continued'
Singer (Astro): 'Spring Up' (album) (2016)
Poster of the album 'Spring Up'
Singer (Moonbin & Sanha): 'In-Out' (EP) (2020)
Poster of the album 'In-Out'
Last Album'Incense' (2023) by Moonbin & Sanha (sub-group of Astro)
Poster of the mini album 'Incense' by Moonbin & Sanha
Awards & NominationsSolo

2020: Nominated for Entertainer of the Year – Male at the APAN Music Awards
2020: Nominated for Male Actor Idol of the Year in the South Korean TV series ‘The Mernmaid Prince’ at the Brand of the Year Awards
2022: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the South Korean TV series ‘Find Me If You Can’ at the Seoul Webfest Film Festival


2016: Astro won K-Pop Artist Award at Korean Culture Entertainment Awards
Astro won K-Pop Artist Award in 2016
2017: Astro won New Wave Award at the Asia Artist Awards
2017: Astro received Outstanding Guest Star at Dahsyatnya Awards
2017: Astro received K-Wave Special Award at the Seoul Music Awards
2019: Astro won Global Hot Trend Award at Soribada Best K-Music Awards
2019: Atro received Best Artist — Philippines at Ten Asia Global Top Ten Awards
2020: Astro won K-Pop Artist Award at Korean Culture Entertainment Awards
Astro after winning K-Pop Artist Award at Korean Culture Entertainment Awards 2020
2020: Astro won Bonsang Award at Soribada Best K-Music Awards
2020: Astro received Global Artist Award at Soribada Best K-Music Awards
2020: Astro received Best Artist — Mexico at Ten Asia Global Top Ten Awards
2020: Astro won Best Male Performance Award at Golden Disc Awards
2021: Astro won Best Musician Award at the Asia Artist Awards
Moon Bin with the Asia Artist Award for Best Musician in 2021
2021: Astro won Artist of the Year (Bonsang) at The Fact Music Awards
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 January 1998 (Monday)
BirthplaceCheongju, North Chungcheong, South Korea.
Date of Death19 April 2023
Place of DeathAt his apartment in Seoul, South Korea
Age (at the time of death)25 Years
Death CauseSuicide (alleged) [2]Variety
Zodiac signAquarius
Signature/AutographAutograph of Moon Bin
Nationality South Korean
SchoolHanlim Multi Art School, Seoul, South Korea
Educational QualificationStudied Practical Music at Hanlim Multi Art School
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Moon Bin having a non-vegetarian meal
HobbiesWriting, Reading Webtoons, and Working Out
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Unmarried
ParentsFather- Name not known
A childhood image of Moon Bin with his sister and father
Mother- Kim Hyosun
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Moon Sua (younger; member of a K-pop girl group named Billlie)
Moon Bin with his sister, Moon Sua
Music BandSHINee
PlaceUyuni desert in Bolivia
Subject(s)Physical education, Language arts
DrinkIced Americano

Moon Bin

Some Lesser Known Facts About Moon Bin

  • Moon Bin was a South Korean singer, actor, dancer, and model, who was known for being a member of the popular K-pop boy group Astro. He was also a member of the first sub-unit of Astro, Moonbin & Sanha. In 2023, he died of allegedly committing suicide at the age of 25.
  • He began his modelling career in 2004 when he was introduced to the modelling world in childhood by his mother.

    A childhood image of Moon Bin as a model

    A childhood image of Moon Bin as a model

  • In 2009, he portrayed the child version of U-Know Yunho, who is a member of the South Korean male pop duo TVXQ, in the music video of the song ‘Balloons’ TVXQ.
  • He became a trainee at Fantagio when he was studying in 5th standard. By the time he was in his middle school years, he became a full-fledged trainee at Fantagio. In 2015, he participated in the boy group project of Fantagio named iTeen.

  • In 2014, he played a cameo role in the South Korean TV series ‘Forever Young.’ In 2019, he appeared in the South Korean TV series ‘Moment of Eighteen’ in which he played the role of Jung Oh-je.
  • He appeared in a cameo role in many South Korean web series including ‘My Romantic Some Recipe’ (2016), ‘Idol Fever’ (2017), ‘Sweet Revenge’ (2017), and ‘No Going Back Romance’ (2021).
  • In 2016, at the age of 19, he debuted as a vocalist and main dancer in the K-pop boy group Astro with other five members named MJ, Jinjin, Rocky, Cha Eun-woo, and Yoon San-ha.

    Members of the K-pop group Astro during their debut days

    Members of the K-pop group Astro during their debut days

  • While Moon Bin was a member of Astro, the group released many mini-albums including ‘Summer Vibes’ (2016), ‘Dream Part.01’ (2017), and ‘Rise Up’ (2018), and many albums including ‘All Light’ (2019), ‘All Yours’ (2021), and ‘Drive to the Starry Night’ (2022).
  • Apart from being a singer, he was also a lyricist and had written the lyrics of many songs from various albums of Astro such as ‘You and Me (Thanks Aroha)’ from the album ‘Winter Dream’ (2017), ‘Merry Go Round’ from the album ‘Merry-Go-Round (Christmas Edition)’ (2018), ‘One & Only One’ from the album ‘One & Only One’ (2020), ‘Let’s Go Ride’ from the album ‘Drive to the Starry Road’ (2022), etc.

    Poster of the 2022 album 'Drive to the Starry Night' by Astro

    Poster of the 2022 album ‘Drive to the Starry Night’ by Astro

  • In 2017, when members of Astro did a live stream on V Live, Moon Bin joked about the disbandment of Astro after five years. During the live stream, he said,

    5 years? Aren’t we (ASTRO) going to be over in 5 years? I mean, formally wouldn’t it be over?” [3]Koreaboo

    This statement of his was not well received by the fans of the group as they did not like when he talked about the disbandment of the group, even in a funny way. Many fans got offended; however, many fans understood what he was trying to say and tried to handle the situation.

  • In 2018, he, alongside South Korean singer and actress Kim Do-yeon, hosted the Incheon K-Pop Concert.

    Moon Bin and Kim Do-yeon hosting 'Incheon K-Pop Concert' in 2018

    Moon Bin and Kim Do-yeon hosting ‘Incheon K-Pop Concert’ in 2018

  • In 2018, he was one of the cast members in seasons 1 and 2 of the South Korean TV show ‘The Ultimate Watchlist of Latest Trend.’
  • On 12 November 2019, Astro’s management company, Fantagio, shared the news that due to some health reasons, Moon Bin would not promote their EP ‘Blue Flame.’
  • On 14 February 2020, after his health got better, he returned from his hiatus and continued to work with his group.
  • In 2020, he, alongside the American singer and songwriter Tiffany, hosted the Gangnam Festival K-Pop Concert.

  • In 2020, he was cast in a lead role as Choi Woo Hyuk in the South Korean mystery romance web series ‘Mermaid Prince: The Beginning.’
  • In 2020, he appeared on the South Korean eco-friendly cooking TV show ‘Food Avengers,’ where he did tasks like picking vegetables on the farm and cooking food for customers in restaurants.
  • In 2021, he, along with his Astro bandmates, appeared on the South Korean web show ‘Inssa Oppa,’ where they transform into different characters and introduce products of G market global shop related to K-pop, K-fashion, K-beauty, and K-lifestyle. In the same year, he appeared in season 2 of the web show ‘Saturday Night Live Korea,’ which is an adaptation of the American comedy variety show ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL).

  • On 14 September 2020, he debuted as a member of the first sub-unit of Astro, ‘Moonbin & Sanha,’ along with his bandmate Yoon San-ha. The sub-group released three EPs titled ‘In-Out’ (2020), Refuge (2022), and Incense (2023). Eight days after the release of their first EP, ‘In-Out,’ they won their first award on the South Korean music television program ‘The Show,’ which made ‘Moonbin & Sanha’ the first sub-unit to do so.

    Moon Bin and Sanha after winning on 'The Show'

    Moon Bin and Sanha after winning on ‘The Show’

  • From 2020 to 2022, he, alongside his fellow bandmate Yoon San-ha and K-pop boy band Verivery’s member Kangmin, hosted the South Korean music TV program ‘Show Champion.’

  • In September 2020, he became one of the fashion models for ‘Nerdy Cafe,’ a casual street brand.
  • On 3 September 2021, Neikidnis, a clothing and accessories brand, announced that they chose Moon Bin as their first muse.

    Moon Bin modelling for Neikidnis

    Moon Bin modelling for Neikidnis

  • After his contract with Fantagio ended in 2022, the management company officially announced on 30 December 2022 that Moon Bin renewed his contract with the company.
  • Tiger was his Chinese zodiac sign.
  • One of his favourite leisure time activities was sleeping.
  • He owned a pet cat named Loa.

    Moon Bin with his pet cat Loa

    Moon Bin with his pet cat Loa

  • He was a fitness enthusiast and was often spotted working out at the gym.
  • In an interview, he revealed that he liked writing and could write about any random thing such as a kite, a cup, or a microphone.
  • In an interview, he shared that if he ever gets a chance to collaborate with any music artist, he would collaborate with Justin Beiber.
  • If he were a teacher, he would like to teach physical education.
  • In an interview, he expressed his love for Harry Potter when he shared that if he could meet a fictional character, he would love to meet Harry Potter. Later, he also shared that if he could be any bird, he would be an eagle, and out of all superpowers, he would like to have the superpower of teleportation.
  • He would like to listen to the national anthem of South Korea if he had to listen to only one song for the rest of his life.
  • On 13 Mar 2023, it was announced that he would attend a Fan Con Tour event in Jakarta, Indonesia; however, after his demise, the event was cancelled.
  • On the evening of 19 April 2023, his manager went to Moon Bin’s apartment in Seoul to check up on him, since, Moon Bin did not attend the rehearsals that day and did not even pick up his manager’s calls, and found his dead body. [4]Variety