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Ladies’ Code RiSe dies after surgery: agency

By Yoon Min-sik

Published : Sept. 7, 2014 - 13:02

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Singer Kwon Ri-sae, also known as Rise (Osen) Singer Kwon Ri-sae, also known as Rise (Osen)

RiSe of the Ladies’ Code died Sunday, failing to recover from a car accident last week that claimed the life of another member of the K-pop group.

The 23-year-old singer, whose real name is Kwon Ri-sae, had sustained a severe injury to the head after the van she was in skidded off the road and crashed into a protective wall early Wednesday. Fellow group member Koh EunB died shortly after the accident, while three other members suffered injuries.

“RiSe passed away today around 10:10 a.m. at age 23. Her parents and officials from her agency were by her deathbed,” Polaris Entertainment, Ladies’ Code‘s agency, said in a press release. “We are truly sorry and grief-stricken by this tragedy, particularly after what happened to EunB.”

The specifics for the funeral were not disclosed as of Sunday morning.

The group had been heading back to Seoul after participating in a KBS music show in Daegu at the time of the deadly accident. Kwon underwent an 11-hour surgery, but the operation was cut short due to low blood pressure.

She failed to regain consciousness until her death four days later.

By Yoon Min-sik