Devan Nair



Age: 82


Summary: former president of Singapore from 1981 to 1985 who led that country's fight for independence from Britain but resigned in the 1980's amid claims by the Prime Minister that he was seeking treatment for alcoholism (which he denied), who was credited with helping the country to develop one of the strongest economies in Asia.



Cause of Death: Complications from dementia


Born: August 5, 1923


Died: December 6, 2005


Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada