Death of Kim Dae-jung

December 3, 1925 - August 18, 2009
Seoul, South Korea | Age 83

Ex-South Korean President dead at 85
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By KWANG-TAE KIM, Associated Press Writer

SEOUL, South Korea -- Former President Kim Dae-jung, who spent years as a dissident under South Korea's military dictatorship and later won the Nobel Peace Prize for seeking reconciliation with communist North Korea, has died. He was 85.

Kim, who had been hospitalized with pneumonia since last month, died shortly after 1:40 p.m. (0440 GMT) on Tuesday, said Park Chang-il, chief of Severance Hospital in Seoul. He said Kim suffered...

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