By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Ku Chin-shui, Taiwanese decathlon silver medalist of the 1990 Asian Games, died of
leukemia at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) on Wednesday morning.
Ku, 56, is survived by his wife, his daughter and son. His family members, relatives and friends were by his side when he passed away.
After his incredible feats in the realm of track and field athletics in the ‘80s and culminating in 1990, Ku was projected into the media spotlight again after a Uni Air flight on-board explosion incident in 1999 that implicated him.
Ku was prosecuted for allegedly masterminding the explosion and a judge initially sentenced him to a 10-year prison term, which was shortened to seven-and-a-half-years upon appeal. [FULL STORY]