Tycoons pay respects to late chairman of LG GroupProminent Korean businessmen and politicians paid their respects to the late LG Group Chairman Koo Bon-moo on Monday, expressing their condolences to relatives of the deceased.
Koo died on Sunday at the age of 73. Koo had several brain surgeries earlier this year, and was recently hospitalized when his condition deteriorated. He is the grandson of LG Group founder Koo In-hwoi and had led Korea’s fourth-largest conglomerate for more than two decades.
SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won and Hyundai Motor Group Vice Chairman Chun Eui-sun visited the funeral hall at Seoul National University Hospital earlier in the day. Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong made a visit on Sunday. Korea Employers Federation Chairman Sohn Kyung-shik and former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute. LG Group said the late chairman will be taken to an undisclosed burial place on Tuesday.