Samsung Chairman Dies After Long Illness

CHAIRMAN OF SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS LEE KUN-HEE DIED ON SUNDAY AT THE AGE OF 78 AFTER LONG ILLNESS

(CNN) – Samsung chairman Lee Kun-Hee dies at age 78 after long illness.

Samsung announced his death in a statement Sunday.

Lee had been comatose since suffering a heart attack in 20-4.

His son Jay Y. Lee has led the company since he became vice chairman in 2012.

He is expected to inherit his father’s title as chairman of the company.