Former S. Korean president Kim Young-Sam dies at 87

November 22, 2015 5:08 AM

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Former S. Korean president Kim Young-Sam dies at 87

Former South Korean president Kim Young-Sam, whose election pulled down the final curtain on more than 30 years of military rule, died on Sunday, hospital officials said. He was 87.

The pro-democracy activist who served as president from 1993-1998, was suffering from a serious blood infection and died shortly after midnight, several days after being hospitalised with a high fever, Seoul National University Hospital president Oh Byung-Hee told reporters.

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