Lee Kuan Yew, Founder of Modern Singapore, Dies at 91

March 23, 2015 11:24 AM
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Thousands of mourners have gathered outside the Prime Minister's official residence in Singapore to lay flowers and pay their respects to the country's founder, Lee Kuan Yew, who died early Monday at the age of 91. Lee was hospitalized in early February with severe pneumonia and later placed on life support. Singapore's prime minister's office said Lee, who ruled the island nation from 1959 to 1990, "passed away peacefully."