Ladies’ Code: RiSe still in critical condition as EunB’s death throws K-pop world into mourning

September 4, 2014
A photo of Ladies' Code member Go EunB at her funeral Wednesday following her death in a car accident. (Yonhap)

A photo of Ladies’ Code member Go EunB at her funeral Wednesday following her death in a car accident. (Yonhap)

The tragic incident of Ladies’ Code is not yet over — Kwon RiSe, one of the quintet’s members who was in the car accident that killed Go EunB, was still in critical condition Wednesday, Yonhap reported.

According to Polaris Entertainment, which manages the group, Kwon suffered serious injuries to her head and stomach. She underwent seven hours of surgery at Ajou University Hospital before it was paused due to low blood pressure from excessive bleeding, they said.

Kwon, 23, has been moved to the intensive care unit but has not yet regained consciousness.

After the news broke yesterday, Korean netizens gathered to grant Go her wish of reaching No. 1 on music charts.

Ladies' Code member Kwon RiSe. (Yonhap)

Ladies’ Code member Kwon RiSe. (Yonhap)

As of Thursday in Korea, Ladies’ Code’s song “I’m Fine Thank You” has hit the top of major Korean music charts, including Melon, Bugs, Naver and Mnet, 10asia reported.

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Go’s death has thrown the K-pop industry into widespread mourning; a flood of stars took to Twitter following the news to express their condolences, among them Block B’s Zico, Super Junior’s Kyu-hyun, 2AM’s Jo-kwon and Miss A’s Suzy.

“Rest in peace. My heart is in pain. I hope the others recover quickly…I will pray,” Suzy wrote on her Twitter Wednesday.

Police said the Hyundai Grand Starex carrying the band was traveling toward Incheon on the Youngdong Expressway around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when it slipped on rainy roads and crashed into a protective wall near an intersection.

Go was rushed to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Suwon but did not make it. Kwon was in critical condition, while another member, Lee Sojung, suffered severe injuries. Lee is currently undergoing treatment at a Seoul hospital. The other two members, Choi Ashley and Kim Zuny, as well as two stylists, retained minor injuries.

Ladies’ Code debuted in February last year.