UPDATE: RiSe from Ladies' Code passes away after tragic car accident
Several days after the car accident that killed fellow Ladies' Code member EunB, Kwon Ri Se (known as RiSe) passed away on Saturday, September 6 at 10:10 am. She was 23 years old.
Polaris Entertainment, the label for Ladies' Code, released the following statement about RiSe's passing:
“Ladies’ Code’s RiSe has passed away to the heavens at 10:10 AM on the 7th, at 23 years of age. At the time of the accident on the 3rd, RiSe obtained a big injury to her head and was moved to the hospital. She was operated on as much as possible for a long time, but she has ultimately passed away. Her parents, who came from Japan, and the label employees stayed with her at the end. We are sorry to give another sad news since the late EunB and we cannot hide our sorrow.”
Like EunB, RiSe's wake is being held at Korean University Anam Hospital. Her funeral will be September 9 at 9 am. Reportedly, RiSe's friends from Birth of a Great Star Lee Eun Mi, Son Jin Young, David Oh, Noh Ji Hoon, and Lee Tae Kwon attended the wake. Also in attendance were KARA members Gyuri and Youngji, B1A4, Boys Republic, BESTie, M.I.B, Two X, Wassup, Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jae Dong, Sayuri, Rose Motel, Esther, Noel's Kang Kyun Sung, Kwon Hae Hyo, Shim Ji Ho, Seo Yi Ahn, Park Jae Min, and former Miss Korea Kim Mun Jung (Mika).
Fellow group members Ashley, Suny, and Sojung will attend the funeral, after which they may be discharged from the hospital. Sojung had surgery after the accident, and she is recovering.
After RiSe's death, the hashtag #RIPRiSe was trending worldwide on Twitter as fans remembered her. We wish to send our condolences to RiSe's family members and loved ones, including the surviving members of Ladies' Code.