Goodbye Kim Dae Jung
I was at the post office this afternoon, sending a package The Face Shop mask sheets to Singapore, when YTN news announced that Former President Kim Dae Jung passed away at 1:43PM. This is almost not surprising since he’d been in the hospital for the past month or so.
Is it true that everything happens in threes? Last May, Former President Roh Moo Hyun died of suicide. Early this month, the Philippines Former President Corazon Aquino succumbed to cancer. And today… What do these Former Presidents have in common? They all fought for democracy.
Last June, my husband told me that Former President Kim Dae Jung was saddened by the death of the King of Pop – Michael Jackson. The latter had been loved by Koreans and is a big donor to charities here. He also attended the Former President’s inauguration in 1998. Former President Corazon Aquino was also in that inauguration.
DJ, as the Former President had been fondly called, was 85 years old. What a colorful and meaningful life he had lived!