Kim Dong-yoon dead: K-pop star of Spectrum and MIXNINE dies aged 20
The death of the Spectrum band member was confirmed by the star’s agency WYNN Entertainment; the funeral will be held quietly according to the will of the bereaved family
K-pop star Kim Dong-yoon has died at the age of 20. The death of the Spectrum band member was confirmed by the star’s agency WYNN Entertainment on July 27, according to an AllKPop report.
“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.”
A member of the agency said he is very sorry and sickened by the fact that he is the one who has to give the news to his numerous fans. Kim Dong-yoon turned 20 on June 3. The cause of his death is yet to be made public.
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Many fans have expressed their grief over Kim Dong-yoon's death on social media:
“I remembered when i was watching all his perf even downloaded his individual cam.. he was my favorite in Mix Nine I still cant believe it, he is still so young :( ah this is so heart breaking 😭 you're such a talented boy, may you rest in peace, dongyoon-aa....:""""" [sic” - @DANIEVOLOVE
“i don't know him neither stan spectrum but they just debuted and he passed away in such a young age... this is so heartbreaking i hope his family, friends, members, and fans are given a lot of strength! may he rests in peace 🙏🏻 [sic]” - @teamwoojin
“Oh so young.. prayers for his group, his company, his fans and his family. 🙏🙏 [sic],” - @SeoltangSteph
"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. [sic] "
Kim Dong-yoon was noted for his excellent appearance in JTBC 'MIXNINE' in 2017. He later joined the group Spectrum under WYNN Entertainment and released his first album in May.
Other Spectrum members include Minjae, Dongkyu, Jaehan, Hwarang, Villain and Eunjun.
Edit: The original version of this article stated that "Kim Dong-yoon was noted for his excellent appearance in JTBC 'MIXNINE' in 1998". It has been corrected, and the date changed to 2017.