Li Denghui Death – Dead: Li Denghui Obituary, Cause of Death

Lee Teng-hui Death

Li Denghui Death – Dead: Li Denghui Obituary, Cause of Death

Taiwan’s former president Li Denghui has passed away. He was fluent in Japanese and a true ally to Tokyo.

Lee Teng-hui (15 January 1923 – 30 July 2020) was a Taiwanese statesman who was the fourth president of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) from 1988 to 2000. He was the first president of the Republic of China to be born in Taiwan. During his presidency, Lee oversaw the end of martial law, full democratization of the ROC, advocated the Taiwanese localization movement, and led an ambitious foreign policy to gain allies around the world.

After leaving office Lee was expelled from the KMT for his role in founding the pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU), which forms part of the Pan-Green Coalition alongside Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party. Lee is considered the “spiritual leader” of the TSU, and has recruited for the party in the past. Lee has been outspoken in support for Taiwanese Independence from China. At the age of 97 years, 197 days, he is the second longest living President of the Republic of China after Wellington Koo who lived to 97 years, 289 days.

Shortly after stepping down from the presidency in 2000, Lee had coronary artery bypass surgery. In late 2011, Lee underwent surgery to remove stage II colon adenocarcinoma, the most common form of colon cancer. Two years later, he had a stent implanted in his vertebral artery following an occlusion. Lee was sent to Taipei Veterans General Hospital in November 2015 after experiencing numbness in his right hand, and later diagnosed with a minor stroke. On 29 November 2018, he was rushed to Taipei Veterans General Hospital after falling and hitting his head. He was discharged from hospital on 31 January 2019, and President Tsai Ing-wen later visited him at his home.

Circumstances surrounding his death is yet to be revealed. We will update you as soon as we have more information about his death.

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