AceShowbiz - K-pop is losing one of its young stars. Seo Min Woo, popularly known as Minwoo, of South Korean boy group 100% passed away at his house in Gangnam, Seoul on Sunday, March 25 (KST) of cardiac arrest, his label T.O.P Media has confirmed. He was 33 years old.
The agency released a statement on Monday to announce the heartbreaking news. "This is T.O.P Media," it read. "We are sorry to inform you of a sudden heartbreaking news. On March 25, our artist 100% member Seo Minwoo has left us. The deceased had been found in a state of cardiac arrest at his home in Gangnam (Seoul), so the 911 emergency team had arrived but he was declared dead."
They added, "We are in grief as this unfortunate news is reaching the deceased member's family, fellow 100% members, T.O.P media colleagues, employees, and celebrities. Minwoo has guided the members well as the team's eldest, and he was a friend who sincerely loved his members and fans."
"Our sorrow is greater because everyone who had known Minwoo is aware of his kindness and dedication," the statement continued. His funeral procession will be kept private per his family's request.
Minwoo debuted as a member of 100% in 2012 under Andy Lee's company TOP Media. Prior to his debut, he was featured during Andy's promotion for his song "Single Man". He also appeared on KBS2's 2006 drama "Sharp 3" and SBS's 2007 drama "The King and I".
Minwoo took a break from entertainment industry to complete his military service from March 2014 until December 2015. Following his return, 100% released their third extended play "Time Leap" in 2016. The group released their latest song "Song for You" for their Japanese comeback last February.
A cat lover, Minwoo last updated his Instagram account on Friday, March 23 with a video of his pet Simba playing on his bed.