Kwon Ri-se

South Korean singer

Kwon Ri-sae (Hangul: 권리세; born August 16, 1991 – September 7, 2014) or Kwon Ri-se, better known by her stage name Rise (stylized as RiSe), was a South Korean singer. She was a member of the K-pop girl group Ladies' Code under Polaris Entertainment.

Kwon Ri-se
Rise Kwon in October 2013 (2).jpg
Kwon at Incheon Festival Ara in 2013
Background information
Birth nameKwon Ri-se
Also known asRiSe
Born(1991-08-16)August 16, 1991
Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
DiedSeptember 7, 2014(2014-09-07) (aged 23)
Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Years active2010–2014
LabelsKeyEast (2011–2013)
Polaris Entertainment
Associated actsLadies' Code (2013–2014)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGwon Ri-se
McCune–ReischauerKwŏn Ri-se
Stage name
Revised RomanizationRi-se

Ladies Code was in a car accident in the early morning hours of September 3, 2014 around 1 am. The group was on their way back to Seoul after performing. The driver, the group's manager, was speeding on a slippery road due to rain and lost control of the van. The van lost a backwheel and collided with a guardrail. Bandmate, Go Eunbi, was killed instantly by the crash. Other members, Ashley and Zuny, suffered minor injuries while member Sojung suffered major injuries, including a broken jaw. Rise died at 10:10AM local time on September 7, 2014 surrounded by her family, in Aju University Hospital after being in a coma since the accident and undergoing numerous surgeries. Her public funeral was held on September 9, 2014. Her body was then cremated and her remains were taken by her family to be laid to rest in a private funeral in Japan. [1] She was 23 years old.[2][3]


  1. "[BREAKING] Ladies' Code's RiSe passes away". Allkpop. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  2. 이, 승록 (7 September 2014). "레이디스코드 권리세, 7일 오전 끝내 세상 떠났다" (in Korean). MyDaily. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. 김, 수정 (7 September 2014). "레이디스코드 리세 오늘 오전 10시 사망..향년 23세" (in Korean). TV Report. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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