He had an interview with StarNews, and he talked about RiSe's passing in September. The two had been close friends since their appearance together on MBC's 'Birth of a Great Star', and he said, "All of the 'Birth of a Great Star' contestants gathered together at her wake. Even when she was alive, she was someone who would bring all of us together."
Son Jin Youg had talked about having a crush on RiSe while on the show, and he said, "She's a special person to me because we became an issue through a love line, so I hurt even more. I still can't believe it. She was such a nice person who cared a lot. Whenever I released a new song, she would contact me even before I told her. Now that it doesn't happen, I feel like something's missing. I feel like she might still pick up when I call. It hurts a lot."