Fans have reacted with anguish and disbelief over the sudden death of K-pop star Moonbin at the age of 25.
The Astro boy band member was found unresponsive by his manager at his Seoul apartment on Wednesday night.
His death renews concerns over the immense stress K-pop stars face and brings to mind other high-profile music deaths in recent years.
Moonbin Cause of Death
Police said it appeared he had taken his own life but an autopsy would determine the exact cause of death.
Moonbin “unexpectedly left our world and became a star in the sky”, his music label Fantiago said on Twitter.
Pictures online showed fans laying flowers and notes at street memorials in South Korea and elsewhere in the world, including in the US, Chile, Indonesia and the Philippines.