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Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee suffers heart attack, now stable


Last updated: May 12th, 2014 at 08:46 UTC+02:00

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, the man who helped in making Samsung the technology giant it is today, suffered an acute myocardial infarction, commonly called a heart attack, late Saturday, but is now reported to be stable. The 72-year-old business tycoon had trouble breathing and was sent to an emergency hospital room near his home – he showed symptoms of cardiac arrest and the hospital staff had to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, according to Samsung Medical Center, but is now breathing normally and recuperating. According to the company, this has not affected operations and that daily management activities were on schedule.

Kun Hee’s son, Lee Jae-yong, who served as the company’s chief operating officer until 2012 and is now the Samsung’s vice chairman, is widely expected to eventually take over from his father. However, we here at SamMobile pray that the succession doesn’t need to happen anytime soon and wish Lee Kun-hee all the best for his health and hope that his recovery is a speedy one!


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