Lee Wan-koo

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Lee Wan-koo being interviewed

Lee Wan-koo (Hangul: 이완구; Hanja: 李完九; 16 July 1950 – 14 October 2021) was a South Korean politician. He was a member of the Liberty Korea Party. Lee was born in Cheongyang County, then-First Republic of Korea.

From 2006 until 2009, he was the Governor of the South Chungcheong Province. From 1996 until 2004 and again from 2013 until 2016, he was a member of the National Assembly. For a short time in 2015, he was the Prime Minister of South Korea during the Park Geun-hye cabinet.

In early 2010, Lee was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and recovered in 2013.[1] However the cancer returned in 2016 and Lee died from the disease on 14 October 2021 in Seoul at the age of 71.[2]

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  1. "(LEAD) Former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo dies at 71". Yonhap News Agency. 14 October 2021. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  2. "혈액암 투병해온 이완구 전 국무총리 별세". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 14 October 2021. Retrieved 14 October 2021.