On September 7, 2014, Ladies’ Code‘s bright and lovely member Kwon RiSe passed away. She was only 22 years old.
Her friend, David Oh, had a hard time accepting this fact. He said, “Seeing her portrait at the funeral, I wondered if this was all a dream. At first I couldn’t think at all. I became sadder as time passed, and my heart was torn with sorrow.”
As many people already know, David Oh and Kwon RiSe were both contestants in MBC‘s “Birth of a Great Star.” They competed in the same season of the show and rose to the top-10 together. The two of them were nicknamed “Visual Couple” during the whole season, thanks to their lovely looks. Afterwards, they got cast in “We Got Married” as virtual husband and wife, which was quite a surprise since they hadn’t even officially debuted back then.
After releasing his new song “I Know I Know,” he was carefully asked to talk about RiSe. Since he had worked with her in “We Got Married,” David Oh probably had more memories of her that not a lot of people know about. David Oh remained calm and said something unexpected.
“I was interested in RiSe. I liked her actually, but I couldn’t confess to her. It was a one-sided crush. After ‘Birth of a Great Star’ ended, Son Jin Young even went on ‘The Quiz to Change the World‘ and said that I liked RiSe. But I learned something while filming ‘We Got Married’ with her. I liked RiSe but I wasn’t the style that she liked,” the singer confessed.
The two maintained a great friendship even after the show ended. David Oh explained, “But when RiSe debuted in the group Ladies’ Code, I couldn’t keep contact with her. She didn’t have a phone. More than a year passed when I got a phone call from RiSe. She said, ‘I got a new phone, let’s meet some time.’ Back then, I had no idea that this would be my last phone call with her.”
Meanwhile, David Oh released his debut song “I Know I Know” five years after his appearance on “Birth of a Great Star.”