October 29, 2020 09:56
Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, who died on Sunday after six years in a coma, was laid to rest on Wednesday in the family grave in Suwon south of Seoul.
The funeral procession led by a hearse carrying his coffin made a stopover at a Samsung Electronics semiconductor factory in Hwaseong. Thousands of staff lined up along the sprawling complex holding flowers as the hearse drove by.
Back in 1983, Lee and his father, Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul, selected the land where the factory was built.
Earlier the funeral service at Samsung Medical Center in southern Seoul was attended by Lee's family. Around 20 guests watched the ceremony from TV screen in a separate room.
Kim Pil-kyu, Lee's friend since high school, delivered the eulogy, praising Lee for transcending his father in terms of his business management skills and enjoining Lee's son, Lee Jae-yong, to emulate his father.
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