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    On the night of May 10, 2014, Lee suffered a heart attack at his home in Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, and was hospitalized at Soonchunhyang University's Seoul Hospital, before being transferred to the Medical Center in Irwon-Dong of Gangnam-Gu to undergo a heart stent procedure.

    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, Yonhap News Agency reported.

    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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