Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew, who remade sleepy port into wealthy city-state, dies at 91

March 23, 2015 10:11 AM

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SINGAPORE – Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations while in power for 31 years, died Monday. He was 91.

Lee was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Feb. 5 for severe pneumonia and was later put on life support.

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