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Mnet’s “Boys Planet” to Proceed with Final Live Broadcast Amidst Mourning for ASTRO’s Moonbin

After much consideration, Mnet’s “Boys Planet” has decided to proceed with its final live broadcast amidst the mourning in the industry following the sudden death of ASTRO’s Moonbin.

On April 20th, Mnet stated in an official press release that they have decided to broadcast the ‘Boys Planet’ final live show as scheduled after long discussions about whether to proceed or not.

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The production team of “Boys Planet” has been struggling with whether to proceed with the event as planned following ASTRO Moonbin’s passing, which has left the Korean entertainment industry in grief.

“Boys Planet” is a debut project that selects and produces a 5th generation rookie K-pop boy group. The interest and enthusiasm for the final broadcast of “Boys Planet” are high. 

All 6,000 seats at the Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium, where the final competition is being held, have been sold out, and 60,000 people have applied for the audience recruitment.

The “Boys Planet” final competition will be broadcast live from the Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium in Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, starting at 8:50 pm KST on the same day.

KBS entertainment program “Music Bank” has canceled artists’ scheduled appearance on the morning of April 21st to mourn Moonbin. In addition, a video to mourn Moonbin will be prepared and broadcasted during the actual program.

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Meanwhile, according to the police, Moonbin was found dead in his home in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, at 8:10 pm KST on April 19th.

The agency stated, “On April 19th, ASTRO member Moonbin suddenly left us and became a star in the sky. The family of Moonbin, who fell into deep sorrow due to the sudden loss of their beloved, wishes to hold the funeral quietly.”

The entertainment industry was shocked and saddened by Moonbin’s passing. Stars such as Kwon Hyuk Soo, Jang Sung Kyu, Kim Ho Young, and Hyolyn have expressed their condolences through online and offline channels.

Moonbin was born in 1998 and became known for playing Kim Bum’s younger self in the 2009 KBS2 drama “Boys Over Flowers”. He debuted in the K-pop industry as a member of ASTRO in 2016. He was also scheduled to perform at the Dream Concert next month, in addition to his activities as a unit group with Sanha.

Source: Wikitree.

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