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Samsung Chairman suffers heart attack

  • Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) Chairman Lee Kun Hee has had a heart attack but is in a stable condition in hospital after receiving surgery for an acute myocardial infarction.
  • Since becoming chairman of Samsung in 1987, Lee has turned the company into the world' largest maker of smartphones, televisions and memory chips, with shares soaring 137-fold.
  • Lee also heads Samsung Group, which has over 74 affiliated companies, including the electronics firm.
  • The heart attack has prompted the issue of succession to be raised. A frontrunner to take over from Lee, who is 72, is his son Jae Yong, who was appointed Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics in 2012.
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  • tmahr2002
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    May God watch over this man and may he have a speedy recovery!! We need good men like this gentleman to keep this quality company on the edge of technology and to keep apple in line since Samsung is by far a higher quality company!!!
    11 May 2014, 10:12 AM Reply Like
  • Alex Cho
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    You can't be serious.
    11 May 2014, 08:21 PM Reply Like
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    Sounds like a line from Michael Blair's prayer!
    11 May 2014, 10:52 PM Reply Like
  • thotdoc
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    Such sarcasm!!!
    11 May 2014, 02:27 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Thoughts and prayers to Mr. Lee Kun Hee.
    11 May 2014, 04:20 PM Reply Like
  • Value Growth Investor
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    Mr. Lee Kun Hee must have seen the iPhone 6 leaks over the weekend!!!
    11 May 2014, 08:09 PM Reply Like
  • 2ng
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    his spies have show him some iwatch drawings
    12 May 2014, 06:08 AM Reply Like
  • sofiacaden
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    Wireless industry analyst Chetan Sharma highlighted the contrast between Kun-hee’s role at Samsung and Jobs’s at Apple. “Steve was the driving force behind all the products down to the last detail, Sharma said. At Samsung
    13 May 2014, 07:41 AM Reply Like
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