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Former South Korea President Roh, 88, dies 

Former South Korea President Roh, 88, dies 

Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo, a major player in a 1979 coup who later became president in a landmark democratic election before ending his tumultuous political career in prison, died on Tuesday, Associated Press has reported. 

AP has quoted the Seoul National University Hospital saying Roh, 88, died while being treated for an illness.
No further details or his cause of death of the revolutionist who ruled ruled the Asian nation from 1988-1993. 

It is said that Roh was a key participant in the December 1979 military coup that made his army friend and coup leader Chun Doo-hwan president after their mentor, Dictator Park Chung-hee, was assassinated following 18 years of rule.

Roh led his army division into Seoul and joined other military leaders for operations to seize the capital, AP reports.

Author: AP

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