On SPECTRUM’s official fan cafe, WYNN Entertainment posted a statement saying that member Kim Dongyoon has passed away on July 27, 2018. The agency said: “We are sorry for the sudden announcement. Our artist, SPECTRUM’s member Kim Dong-yoon has left us on the 27th of July.”
They added, “Dongyoon’s family and SPECTRUM’s members along with all WYNN Entertainment’s employees are grieving over the sudden unfortunate news. To all the fans that love and support Dongyoon with all of their heart, our hearts ache deeply and we are so sorry to deliver this news to you guys.”
Upon hearing this news, his fans were in great shock. Many netizens were also sad by the news and they continued to mourn Kim Dongyoon’s death. In particular, Kim Dongyoon is said to have communicated with fans live on SNS on the 26th, the day before his death. Also, the official website of the company was paralyzed by the increasing number of fans. The cause of Dongyoon’s death is unknown.
Kim Dongyoon participated in JTBC’s audition program ‘MIXNINE’ and since then, people have recognized his public appearance. At the time, he was able to change the agency’s mind by showing off his presence with good looks and strong determination.
Since then, Kim Dongyoon made his debut through the group SPECTRUM in May. With the title track “Light It Up” off his debut album “Be Born”, he promoted himself enthusiastically through group activities and was slowly building up his fandom.
However, Kim Dongyoon passed away just two months after his debut. Kim Dongyoon, 20 years old, had many dreams and goals that never can come true. The news of his sudden death brings sorrow to his fans, his friends and family, especially.