South Korean Singer Seo Minwoo Dies at 33 of Cardiac Arrest

Seo Minwoo, lead singer of the K-pop group 100%, has died aged 33, according to the band’s management.

Minwoo, 33, died of cardiac arrest at his home in the Gangnam district of Seoul in South Korea Monday, said TOP Media in a statement.

TOP Media, which was founded by South Korean pop star Andy Lee, said Minwoo’s fellow band members, his family and the company were “in mourning.”

A funeral for the singer “will be held quietly according to the will of the family,” said the statement.

Minwoo was the oldest member of 100%, the band created by Lee in 2012, and acted as a mentor and “brother” to his bandmates, TOP Media said.

100% have released four single albums and four EPs in Korea and Japan since they formed. They had just released a new track, “Song For You,” in Japan on February 14.

The seven-piece band has undergone various lineup changes since they first burst onto the music scene. In 2014, Lee Sanghoon left the group, followed by Woo Changbum in 2016. The most recent lineup featured Minwoo, Kim Rockhyun, Jo Jonghwan, Kim Chanyong and Jang Hyukjin.

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SOURCE: Newsweek, Tufayel Ahmed

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