K-pop star Kim Dong-yoon dead at 20; devastated fans take to social media to pay tribute
Dongyoon was noted for his spectacular appearance in JTBC 'MIXNINE' in 1998. He then went on to become the main rapper on the band 'Spectrum', which debuted on May 10, 2018.
K-pop star Kim Dong-yoon died at the young age of 20. The news of his death was revealed by his agency WYNN Entertainment on July 27, as per reports by AllKPop. “The bereaved family, Spectrum members, and WYNN Entertainment family are all grieving the deceased, who so suddenly passed,” the agency said, before adding, “The funeral will be held quietly according to the will of the bereaved family.”
Dong-yoon was a member of the band Spectrum and also a former MIXNINE contestant. While his cause of death is yet to be revealed, his death did come as a shock to numerous fans and followers, especially since he had just turned 20 on June 3.
Dongyoon was noted for his spectacular appearance in JTBC 'MIXNINE' in 1998. He then went on to become the main rapper on the band Spectrum, which debuted on May 10, earlier this year. Other members of the band are Minjae, Dongkyu, Jaehan, Hwarang, Villain, and Eunjun.
A member of his agency expressed how sorry and sickened he was to be the one sharing the news of his death. And several other fans have also expressed similar saddened sentiments on social media after the news of his death was revealed.
I am so heartbroken. :(— ❤ you did well ❤ (@thisismyalibi) July 27, 2018
Kim Dong Yoon was so young and talented; he could have accomplished so much. My condolences are with his friends and family, as well as any Spectrum fans. #RIPDongYoon
You've worked hard for your debut. Still can't believe you leave so fast. This can't be real, right? Rest well, Dongyoon 💔 #스펙트럼 #김동윤 #spectrum #kimdongyoon #dongyoon @spectrum_0510 pic.twitter.com/NThre9BoI0— rhean DanDanyel (@defrealdan96) July 27, 2018
Kim Dong Yoon of Spectrum has passed away today at the age of 20.— marigie ♡ (@exosphereience) July 27, 2018
Deep condolences to his family, friends and fans. May you rest in peace. You did well, Dong Yoon. Thank you for the memories. Let's take a moment of silence and pray. 🙏😭💔
Since Jonghyun death I take a break from kpop, but everytime I hear some idol passed away my hearts break.— Miss-snarcca. (@misnsnrcca) July 27, 2018
I'm so sorry spectrum and Kim dong yoon's fans, stay strong ♡
All selca day for this coming August are cancelled as a respect for Kim Dong Yoon's passing. Please let's respect, thank you.— 花백 (@trulybbh) July 27, 2018
So sad to hear the passing of Kim Dong Yoon of Spectrum. May his family, friends, fans of Spectrum, and everyone who loves him be given strength in this tough time. Rest in peace, Kim Dong Yoon.— Jungkook Updates (@jeonggukupdates) July 27, 2018
Hello everyone, out of respect for Kim Dong Yoon from Spectrum of WYNN Entertainment, we are not doing #mybyselcaday for August, and instead, continuing in September.— jobless by #suman 🍋 (@byronvids) July 27, 2018
Even though the group debuted a couple months ago, Dongyoon deserves all the respect in the world.
All selca day for this coming August are cancelled as a respect for Kim Dong Yoon's passing. He has just debuted 2 months ago but he deserves our respect. It's a way of showing that we care. It's also a way that we see them as humans and as a community who respect idols. Thanks.— marigie ♡ (@exosphereience) July 27, 2018
Another sad moment in the world of Kpop. To the fans of Kim Dong Yoon & group Spectrum, please know that our hearts & prayers are with you during this difficult time as news comes of his passing. Please know that it okay to cry, okay to lean on others & that you are never alone— bigbangupdates (@bigbangupdates) July 27, 2018
My condolences to all family, friends and fans of Kim Dong Yoon. So sorry for your loss. Another angel taken away to soon. Rest in Peace Kim Dong Yoon.#ripkimdongyoon— Rina (BTS 💜❕) (@LilOldMiniMe) July 27, 2018