Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee Dies at 78

Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee Dies at 78
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  • calendar-gray 25 October 2020

South Korean businessman Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Group, died on Sunday at the age of 78 at Samsung Medical Center in Irwon-Dong of Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, South Korea, APA reports citing Yonhap News Agency.

Kun-hee was known to have collapsed at his home in Itaewon-dong, Seoul, in May 2014, due to an acute myocardial infarction.

The deceased, born in 1942, became the second chairman of the Samsung Group after his father, Lee Byeong-cheol, passed away in 1987.

Kun-hee leaves behind his wife, Hong Ra-hee, a former director of the Leeum Museum of Art, a son, Jae-yong Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, and two daughters, Lee Bu-jin, president of the Hotel Shilla, and Lee Seo-hyun, chairman of the Samsung Welfare Foundation.

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