I’m going to take a break from my usual reviews to say a few words regarding the recent tragedy that befell one of Kpop’s most vibrant and promising young group; Ladies Code.
Yesterday morning, Kpop fans all over the globe grieved for the loss of Ladies Code member, EunB. Tragically, EunB lost her life in an automobile accident, when the group’s van spun out of control and slammed into a guard rail. The young performer was only twenty one years old. Worse still, members So Jung and RiSe remain in critical condition.
In my ten years as a Kpop fan, I have seen my share of news worthy events. I’ve watched as my favorite stars got swept up in controversies, I’ve seen some talented performers have their dreams crushed by an unforgiving industry, groaned as I watched members leave my favorite groups, and even seen some groups disband entirely. However, in ten years, I have never seen something quite as shocking and tragic as this.
I will always remember EunB as the most vibrant member of Ladies Code. She always seemed genuinely happy to be on stage performing, and her smile was always infectious. At only twenty one, she had a full life ahead of her, and so much potential to fulfill. Unfortunately, she leaves this Earth teaching us the lesson that life is too short and unpredictable. Rest easily, EunB. Your smile will never be forgotten, and your sunny presence will be missed.
While EunB is gone from us, we must turn our prayers to a woman currently fighting for her life. While So Jung is in stable condition, Ri Se has not been so fortunate. After seven hours of surgery, operations had to be halted due to low blood pressure and swelling on her brain. Because my family has history with brain surgery, I can not stress enough how concerning this is.
Depending on how severe the injuries are, RiSe’s entire life could be changed. There are many risks involved with this type of injury, including permanent brain damage, paralysis, cognitive ability loss, speech loss, and more. When my father was faced with a similar situation, he defied the expectations of all the doctors, and walked away from his surgery perfectly fine. It was a true miracle for my family, and I sincerely hope that RiSe is blessed with a similar miracle.
This tragedy is particularly heart breaking because Ladies Code was just beginning to fulfill their potential. After Pretty Pretty launched them into popularity, they were on the fast track to realizing their dreams. Now, their future is uncertain, but at this point, singing and dancing if far from what’s important. Just to have the girls recover mentally and physically, and move forward with their lives is all I want to see as a fan of Ladies Code.
My heart simply breaks. It breaks for Rise, it breaks for EunB, it breaks for So Jung, Zuney, and Ashley. It breaks for their fans, their colleagues, their friends, and of course, their families. May you rest peacefully, EunB, and may RiSe find the strength to pull through.
Ladies Code, hwaiting!
It has recently been revealed that after four days spent in a coma, Ri Se has succumbed to her injuries, and passed away. I had hoped that her family would know the same miracle that my family had been blessed with, so I cannot imagine the pain that her family is going through in this difficult time. My hear simply breaks to see these two young lives suddenly gone from this world. Please find rest, Ri Se.