On February 17, just over three weeks after her mother’s passing, CL posted a statement on her official Twitter and Instagram thanking fans for their support during this difficult time.

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| @chaelincl/Instagram

The message was written in both Korean and English.

Thank you for giving me light, during one of the most difficult times of my life, with all of your kind words and the outpour of love. My mother, the most brave, selfless and giving person I know, will continue to live on through me with everything she has taught me.

-CL’s message to fans.

Her mother passed away on January 23 due to a heart attack and this is CL’s first post on her social media accounts since then.

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CL and her mother. | @chaelincl/Instagram

The message was paired with a sweet photo of her and her mother, making it the first time she shares a photo of her since 2013.