Former South Korean president Kim dies


As president of South Korea, Kim Dae-jung helped bridge differences with North Korea.
Former South Korean President and Nobel Laureate Kim Dae-jung died of heart failure Tuesday, hospital officials said. He was 83.

Kim — who was president from 1998 to 2003 — won the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize for fostering better relations between North and South Korea. He died Tuesday afternoon at Seoul’s Severance Hospital, where he was admitted more than a month ago for pneumonia.

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