Ladies' Code's Rise Dead at 23, Days After Girl Group's Fatal Car Accident
The singer was in critical condition from a van crash that took the life of fellow band mate EunB earlier this week.
The fatal car accident on Sept. 3 involving Ladies' Code has taken another life. After 21-year-old EunB passed away shortly after the incident, member Rise has died. She was 23.
Rise was left in critical condition from the accident. The Korean-Japanese star's final condition was unknown in these last days as she remained unconscious from the accident. Confirmed reports indicated Rise had gone through hours of surgery after severe damage to her head and leg.
The news comes days after the Sept. 5 funeral for fellow Ladies' Code band mate EunB. Footage from the funeral shows members Ashley and Zuny distraught and in tears with the latter member in a neck brace. Final Ladies' Code singer SoJung did not appear at the funeral as she recovers in a hospital from major injuries and subsequent surgery.
The K-pop community has continued to pay their condolences to the K-pop group following the tragedy. "RIPRise" quickly became the No. 1 trending topic worldwide on Twitter once news broke. As well, the girls' touching ballad track "I'm Fine Thank You" topped Korea's real-time charts as a dedication in helping the outfit realize their group dream of hitting No. 1 on the charts.