South Korean idol singer and actor Seo Minwoo, best known as a member of South Korean boy group 100%, died this Sunday at the age of 33, as announced by the boy band’s agency TOP Media, after he was found in his home on Sunday night.
According to The Korean Herald, the agency issued the following announcement, which was translated as follows:
“[Seo Minwoo] was found at his home in Gangnam, Seoul. Paramedics rushed to the scene, who pronounced him dead.”
IBTimes also issued the following translation:
“This is TOP Media.We apologize for delivering this sudden and heartbreaking news. Our artist 100% Minwoo left our side on March 25. He was found without a pulse at his home in Gangnam. 911 first responders arrived at the scene but he was declared dead.”
“His family, 100% members, TOP Media colleague artists, and staff members are all grief-stricken and mourning due to the unexpected sad news. As the oldest member of his team, Minwoo lead his members and truly loved fans as he was warm-hearted.”
“Because everyone who knows Minwoo is aware of his kindheartedness and faithfulness, the sadness is even greater. His funeral will be carried out quietly in respect to his family’s wishes. We express our deepest condolences for his final path.”
Originally an actor, Seo’s initial big break was in the television drama series, Sharp 3. He later broke out into music, becoming a singer in 2012, as the leader of the 100% group.
Before his passing, the group was planning on performing two concerts in Japan this upcoming April. At this time, it is unknown if the concerts will be postponed or not.
On social media, Seo’s fans issued their condolences on Twitter. One user, identified as nal, wrote the following:
“100% deserves so much in this world, i really hope they’re holding up okay, my heart goes out to the members and family of minwoo. may he now rest in paradise.”
Another, identified as minwoo, wrote the following:
“not a lot of people knew minwoo or 100% but let me tell you that man was and still is the most beautiful angel with the most amazing voice who worked hard for so many years to receive the recognition he deserved. this is just BEYOND unreal.”
What was Seo Minwoo’s official cause of death?
According to The Korean Herald, it was originally believed that the idol died of a heart attack. IBTimes also attributed the performer’s passing to cardiac arrest. He was 33 at the time of his passing.