It’s a pretty sad time for the South Korean Entertainment scene as a number of deaths had hit it over the last couple of months. From the death of former 2 Days 1 Night variety show member, actor Kim Joo Hyuk, to the shocking suicide of SHINEE leader Kim Jong Hyun, it hasn’t exactly been all rosy for the industry.
This year, the gloom doesn’t seem to be letting up as another member of the South Korean Entertainment scene has passed on. Seo Minwoo, the leader of K-Pop idol group 100% has died at the young age of 33. The idol was found without a pulse in his Seoul home and was pronounced dead by first responders. The cause of death was stated to be cardiac arrest.
Seo Minwoo was the band’s lead vocalist and the seven-member band, which, debut back in 2012 with the single We, 100%. The band is part of the TOP Media group helmed by former K-POP idol Andy Lee of Shinhwa, and 100% had some relative success during the 2012-2014 period.
Seo Minwoo had taken sabbatical back in 2014 to complete his mandatory military enlistment and returned in 2016 for the now five-member band’s comeback. In 2017, the group then debut in Japan, attaining some good success and even managing to break into the countries top 10 singles chart with their Song for You single, which was released in February.
The group were even slated to perform in Tokyo and Osaka at the end of April but now, with the death of Seo Minwoo, it is uncertain if the performance will still go ahead.