SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee died at Samsung Medical Center in southern Seoul on Sunday, the company said. He was 78. Lee had been hospitalized for over six years following a heart attack at his home in Itaewon, central Seoul, in 2014.
"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics. Chairman Lee passed away on October 25 with his family, including Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, by his side," the company said in a statement.