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 Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78
Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78
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Lee Kun-hee, chairman of South Korea’s top conglomerate, Samsung Electronics, died Sunday after being hospitalized for six years. He was 78. Born in 1942, Lee had led Samsung Group since 1987, following in the footsteps of his father, Samsung founder Lee Byung-chull. Lee Kun-hee collapsed due to a heart attack in May 2014 and remained hospitalized since then. He is survived by a son, Lee Jae-yong, and by daughters Lee Bu-jin and Lee Seo-hyun.  Samsung Electronics' press offic
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 Lee Kun-hee: 'Hermit king' of the Samsung empire
Lee Kun-hee: 'Hermit king' of the Samsung empire
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  South Korea's richest and most powerful industrialist, Lee Kun-hee, turned Samsung Electronics into one of the world's biggest tech companies but lived a reclusive existence. Still, occasional pronouncements on business by the tycoon, who died at 78 on Sunday, reverberated through the country. When he inherited the chairmanship of the Samsung group in 1987 -- founded by his father as a fish and fruit exporter -- it was already the country's largest conglomerate, with operations ranging
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