Singapore’s founding father, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, passed away at the age of 91 on 23 March 2015, Monday, at 3.18am.
Lee had been hospitalised at the Singapore General Hospital for severe pneumonia since 5 February.
Lee's son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, said in a statement that he was "deeply grieved" to announce the passing of his 91-year-old father. He declared a period of national mourning which will last for seven days, starting from today (23 March 2015) until the late leader is cremated on Saturday, 29 March 2015.
Lee’s remains will first be taken to the Istana state complex for a two-day private family wake before lying in state at the Parliament House for the public to pay their last respects.
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