Samsung chairman conscious after two-week coma
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.