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Samsung Titan Lee Kun-hee Dies at 78

Samsung Titan Lee Kun-hee Dies at 78Samsung Titan Lee Kun-hee Dies at 78

Lee Kun-hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics but whose leadership was also marred by corruption convictions, died on Sunday. 
Lee, 78, died with his family members by his side, including his only son and Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, the company said in a statement, Yahoo News reported.
Samsung didn’t announce the cause of his death, but Lee had been hospitalized since May 2014 after suffering a heart attack and the younger Lee has been running Samsung, South Korea’s biggest company.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will offer a floral tribute and send two senior presidential officials to console Lee’s family as soon as a mourning site is established, Moon’s office said in a statement. 
It said a personal condolence message from Moon would be conveyed to the family at the mourning site.
 

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