Popularly called Minwoo, the pop artist died after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in Gangnam, South Korea.
South Korean Idol singer and actor Seo Min-woo was found dead at his home in Gangnam, one of the 25 local government districts which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea on Sunday. He was 33.
According to a report in Soompi, an English-language website focusing on Korean pop culture, Min-woo died of cardiac arrest. It said that paramedics reached his home in Gangnam where he was then declared dead.
On Monday, South Korea’s T.O.P media released an official statement about the sudden death of 100% band’s lead.
The statement said: “We are sorry to inform you of a sudden heartbreaking news. On March 25, our artist 100% member Seo Minwoo has left us. The deceased had been found in a state of cardiac arrest at his home in Gangnam (Seoul), so the 911 emergency team had arrived but he was declared dead. We are in grief as this unfortunate news is reaching the deceased member’s family, fellow 100% members, T.O.P media colleagues, employees, and celebrities. Minwoo has guided the members well as the team’s eldest, and he was a friend who sincerely loved his members and fans.Our sorrow is greater because everyone who had known Minwoo is aware of his kindness and dedication. His funeral will be a quiet affair as desired by his family.”
Internet was flooded by his fans paying their condolences. “Minwoo was so talented, I wasn’t a hardcore fan but they made some really good songs and he was such a good person, it saddens me for this to happen, wrote one.
In the statement, the company further added that the funeral for the singer would be held quietly according to the will of the family and that they mourn deeply for the deceased.
Born on Feb. 8, 1985, Minwoo made his music debut as member of 100% in 2012, a boy band under Shinhwa member Andy Lee’s agency.
Before that, Minwoo became an actor, appearing in the dramas “Sharp 3,” “The King and I,” “New Tales of Gisaeng,” and films “Crazy Waiting”and “Where Are You Going?”
In March 2014, he enlisted as an active duty soldier in the Korean military and was discharged in December 2015.