SEVENTEEN member Wonwoo’s mother no more

Wonwoo's mother
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There is some sad news for all the SEVENTEEN fans. The mother of Wonwoo, one of its members, passed away, as reported by the group’s agency. PLEDIS entertainment revealed the same on April 6 in an official statement while announcing the news of the singer’s mother passing away due to some illness. 

The agency’s statement

Here is what PLEDIS entertainment has released on its official page, as reported in Soompi.

“Obituary – Mother of SEVENTEEN Member WONWOO


This is PLEDIS Entertainment. 

SEVENTEEN member WONWOO’s mother passed away this morning from an illness.

WONWOO is currently at the funeral hall, and the funeral will be held with family and close friends.

We ask for your kind consideration and support so that WONWOO can have a period of mourning with his family.

May she rest in peace.”

For the unversed, Wonwoo is a well-known rapper who is a part of the K-pop group SEVENTEEN. Did you know that the rapper also has a younger brother named Jeon Bohyuk. Popular singer Joshua has also worked with Wonwoo and has spent time with the latter’s family. Many are unaware that Joshua is from America and often feels homesick when he is in South Korea. As reported in the Outlook, it was Wonwoo’s family who took care of him and made him feel homely. His late mom also bonded with Joshua’s mother.


Joshua talked about their family bond on and said, “For Wonwoo, our parents are close. My mother and Wonwoo’s mother are very close because my mother is not here. She is in America.”

Wonwoo has featured in multiple music videos that include Face, Venus, Wonder Boy, My Copy Cat, etc. Apart from that, he has starred in many other TV shows, including M Countdown, KCON 2018 Japan, Show! Music Core, etc.


The K-pop band SEVENTEEN debuted way back in May 2015 and is currently one of the most popular groups in the country as of now. The thirteen-member boy group was formed by the agency PLEDIS Entertainment. The members of the group are Dino, Vernon, Wonwoo, The8, Mingyu, DK, Hoshi, Jun, Joshua, Jeonghan, S.Coups, Woozi, and Seungkwan. Their debut album was named 17 Carat. This is what their fans love to call themselves right now. Till now, the group has released 12 EPs and 3 studio albums.