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Korean Air chief dies in LA hospital

Controversial chairman ousted from carrier two weeks ago after activist challenge

Korean Air Lines Chairman Cho Yang-ho is seen here attending court in 2018 when he was indicted for embezzling corporate funds.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- The controversial chairman of Korean Air Lines, Cho Yang-ho, died in a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday, the company announced on Monday.

Cho, who was also chairman of Hanjin Group, one of South Korea's biggest family conglomerates, died of lung disease. He was 70. 

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