Thursday, August 19, 2010

'Grandson of Samsung founder commits suicide'

I don't really want to feature news like this about Korea but it seems that these kind of incidents has been already a common scenario.  Here's the news from Korea Times

Lee Jae-chan, a grandson of the late Lee Byung-chul, founder of the Samsung Group, was found dead in front of the entrance of an apartment building in Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Wednesday morning, police said.

An employee at the management office of an apartment complex there told police that the 46-year-old is presumed to have jumped from a window of the apartment building.

Lee Jae-chan is a son of Lee Chang-hee, the late president of magnetic tape supplier Saehan Media who is the second son of the Samsung founder. Lee Chang-hee died of blood cancer in 1991.

Police said they suspect he committed suicide by jumping from his apartment. No suicide note has been found yet.

Lee Jae-chan, former CEO of Saehan Construction, an affiliate of Saehan Group, has not had a job since 2000 when he resigned after a merger, according to reports.

Separated from his family, he lived alone in his apartment for the past five years, the reports said.

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