K-pop stars including idol groups Apink, Dal Shabet, B1A4, sexy diva Ivy, singer-songwriter Kim ye-rim, and Jung Jae-eun visited the funeral home at Korea University Anan Hospital in Seoul.
Others left heartfelt messages online after the accident.
On Wednesday, Jaehyo of boy band Block B wrote on his Twitter, “I said hello to her a few hours ago. ... It breaks my heart. May she rest in peace. I will pray for the fast recovery of the rest of the (injured) people.”
Gyuri of girl group Kara also wrote on Twitter, “I don’t know what to say … May she rest in peace.” She also asked fans to pray for the recovery of Sojung, two other members of Ladies’ Code who sustained heavy injuries in the accident.
Suzy of missA said, “May she rest in peace. It is heartbreaking ... I will pray for the other members (of Ladies’ Code) to recover soon.”
Baek Ye-rin of 15& said, “I didn’t know about her very much, but she was good, hardworking and passionate as far as I remember. I liked her much, so I feel so sad. I will pray for you. Rest in peace,”
Sohyun of 4Minute stated, “It is unbelievable. We appeared in a show together ... I will pray that the others recover soon.”
The 21-year-old was killed Wednesday after a van carrying the girl group skidded off the road and crashed into a protective wall on a freeway near Yongin, Gyeonggi Province.
The group members were immediately transferred to a nearby hospital for surgery, but RiSe suffered complications in treatment. RiSe and Sojung still remain in a critical condition.
By Ock Hyun-ju (firstname.lastname@example.org)