Former president Lee Teng-hui dies

‘HERO OF THE ERA’: President Tsai Ing-wen expressed deep sadness at Lee’s passing, and told the government to assist his family with all their needs

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 31, 2020
By: Lin Hui-chin and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff write

Former president Lee Teng-hui, who passes away at 97 in Taipei yesterday, is pictured on the cover of Newsweek magazine in 1996.
Photo: Screen grab from Facebook

Former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) passed away at 7:24pm yesterday at Taipei Veterans General Hospital. He was 97 years old.

The hospital stated the cause of death as septic shock and multiple organ failure.

Lee had been hospitalized there since February, when he choked on a mouthful of milk at home. He was later diagnosed with pulmonary infiltrates and aspiration pneumonia.

The hospital said that Lee had been treated with antibiotics, but that his health had not improved, as his advanced age and diabetes had inhibited his immune system and led to recurring infections.    [FULL  STORY]

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