Samsung chairman conscious after two-week coma

Samsung chairman conscious after two-week coma
After spending two weeks in a coma, Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee has regained consciousness at the Samsung Medical Center in South Korea. The 72 year old executive is reacting to stimuli, and while he is considered stable, the hospital refused to say if Lee can speak. Earlier this month, he had suffered a heart attack, which forced Doctors to use CPR to resuscitate him.

The billionaire had been in a coma until Sunday, when he opened his eyes after family members made noise while watching a Korean Organization baseball game on television. Apparently, Samsung Lion's power hitter Lee Seung-yeop hit a home run in the third inning of an 18-2 blowout win for Samsung, and the reaction of his family to the hit was enough to take the Samsung chairman out of the final stages of his coma.


Samsung does have a succession plan in place with Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, 45, groomed to replace his dad. The elder Mr. Lee had taken over Samsung from his dad, company founder Lee Byung-chul, in 1987.

source: WSJ

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20 Comments

1. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

what a life. to own Samsung. wow.

7. engineer-1701d unregistered

he went into the coma because of the look of the gs5 thats the reason he put the heart rate monitor on it asian people are always trying to get robots to do the health thing for them,

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmao…

19. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

He went into coma when he saw the numbers. The design is awesome. Now for old guys like yourself a rectangular classic phone made out of 1981 Mercedes E280 metal is great. They build them like the old days. With fm radio, hidden elvis presly pics (dont know how to spell that) and everything original.

2. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Go Lions!

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

They lost already.

3. kostas12ldb

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

He was taken to the Samsung Hospital with the Samsung vehicle while using the Samsung Highway and while watching the Samsung baseball team. After getting consious, he drunk a Samsung soft drink and had a Samsung sandwich for dinner. He then had a shower in his Samsung bathroom, wore his Samsung suit and Samsung shoes, and went on with his Samsung life. Damn. In a few years from now, North Korea will be called Samsung!

5. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Nonsense.

18. nk_blu

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

This is entirely possible as Samsung is everywhere in South Korea under different names. The electronic division is the biggest, but they have clothing, chemicals, media, foods, amusement park, heck, even life insurance under their belt, all in different brands. I don't think they can buy out a country yet, even if it is North Korea. But we'll see.

13. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

I think you mean South Korea.

14. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 2011

Nice one Buddy!!! Lol... For that great laugh, I owe you a pitcher of Samsung Beer. :)

4. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

hahahahahahahahahahaha! I wish him safe and speedy recovery.!

6. james.blunt.1973

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

He's look too young for 72! is'nt he?

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

He surely does look young Drinking water Vitamins Healthy eating

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

To put it simply: He's Asian.

15. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Nah.. asia is a big community. Please stop generalising or the day you'll visit asia.. your mind will be blown.!

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

18-2 in the third inning? That's a blowout. Grats to the old boy recovering. That's always a victory.

16. jinghuiwee123

Posts: 20; Member since: May 16, 2014

I think he got into a conscious because of the bandage design of the Galaxy s5 that looked ridiculous horrible and gimmick . Full of stuff that we don't even need or don't even use daily . Why you did this to us ? Samsung?

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

He had a heart attack after Apple got butt*****d in court. It was too much for him to bear.

20. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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