RiSe. — PHOTO: KOREAN HERALD

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

RiSe, 23, 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.

Koh died shortly after the accident, while three other members suffered injuries.

The group had been heading back to Seoul after participating in a KBS music show in Daegu at the time of the accident.

Kwon underwent an 11-hour surgery, but the operation was cut short due to low blood pressure.

She failed to regain consciousness and died yesterday at around 9.10am Singapore time.

The Korea Herald reported that Polaris Entertainment, the agency for Ladies’ Code, released a press release, saying: “Her parents and officials from her agency were by her deathbed… We are truly sorry and grief-stricken by this tragedy, particularly after what happened to Eun Bi.”

The funeral for Koh was held last Friday. No details have been released about Kwon’s funeral.
Ladies’ Code released their debut album in March last year and had released a new single, Kiss Kiss, last month.

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