Image: EunB (left) and RiSe
A little background on the group for those who are new to them. Ladies' Code with members Ashley, Zuny, Sojung, RiSe and EunB, is under the management of Polaris Entertainment company in South Korea. Some of the members were already in the entertainment industry before the formation of the group such as Sojung who was a finalist on the talent show The Voice of Korea, and RiSe who participated in Miss Korea 2009 as representative from Japan. Debut in 2013, the 5-member group gained popularity with their debut song, Bad Girl, which was the lead track for their debut mini-album, Code#01. They follow that with the release of their first digital single, Hate You. Not long after that, they made another comeback with their 2nd mini-album, Code#02 Pretty Pretty, with the music video for Pretty Pretty featured a more fun and quirky concept than their previous releases. In 2014, they had released two singles; So Wonderful, an 80's influenced song, in February; and Kiss Kiss in August, which saw them gone back to their fun and quirky style like they did with Pretty Pretty.
The tragic accident happened in the early morning of September 3, 2014 when the van carrying the group along with their manager and a stylist crashed into a protective wall. Further investigation by the authority revealed that the van's back tire had fall out from the vehicle, and due to the rainy condition, had caused the van to skid and crashed into the protective wall. EunB passed away as a result of the accident while the rest were injured and rushed to the hospital. Sojung and RiSe were under critical condition; while Sojung condition stabilized later on, RiSe on the other hand succumbed to her injuries and passed away several days after the accident.
This sad event is certainly hard for family members and friends of both EunB and RiSe, so let us pray that they will be given strength to go though this, and my deepest condolences for their tragic loss. Hopefully Sojung, Zuny and Ashley will be strong too and may they get well soon.
Rest in peace EunB and RiSe.