Former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung dies

Former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung dies

 

Former South Korean president Kim Dae-jung "He was declared dead at 1:43 pm (local time)," a spokesman for Seoul's Severance Hospital said.

"His heart began failing at 1:35 pm and stopped minutes later despite our efforts to revive it."

Kim who was president from 1998-2003 was admitted to hospital on July 13 with pneumonia and other symptoms.


He held South Korea's first-ever summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il in 2000 and was awarded the Nobel prize later that year for his efforts.

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