Kim Young-sam


Age: 87

president of South Korea from 1993 to 1998 who ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, but who was an important figure in South Korea's pro-democracy movement and opposed the country's military dictators for decades as he laid the foundation for a peaceful power transfer in a country that had been marked by military coups.

Cause of Death: Heart failure and blood infection

Born: December 20, 1927

Died: November 22, 2015

Seoul, South Korea