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Occupation  Graduate student
Name  Lee Yoon-hyung
Hangul  이윤형
Role  Lee Kun-hee's daughter

Parents  Lee Kun-hee, Hong Ra Hee
McCune–Reischauer  Yi Yun-hyong
Siblings  Lee Jae-yong
Lee Yoon-hyung, a South Korean millionaire, wearing a white shirt and with a serious face.

Born  April 26, 1979 (1979-04-26) South Korea
Alma mater  Ewha Womans UniversityNYU Steinhardt
Relatives  Lee Jae-yongLee Boo-jinLee Seo-hyun
Died  November 18, 2005, Astor Place, New York City, New York, United States
Grandparents  Lee Byung-chul, Hong Jin-ki, Park Du-eul, Kim Yoon-nam
Cousins  Chung Yong‑jin, Lee Jae‑hyun, Miky Lee, Lee Jae‑hwan, Chung Yoo‑kyung

Revised Romanization  I Yun-hyeong

Similar  Choi Gee sung, Kwon Oh hyun, Lee Byung chul


Lee Yoon-hyung (Hangul이윤형 I Yun-hyeong; [ijunhjʌŋ]; April 26, 1979 – November 18, 2005) was a South Korean millionaire and daughter of Samsung Group chief Lee Kun-hee. She committed suicide by hanging herself in her Astor Place apartment in the East Village, Manhattan on November 18, 2005.




On April 26 1979, Lee was born in South Korea. Her father is Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, and her mother is Hong Ra-hee. She is the youngest of the four children; she has an elder brother Lee Jae-yong and two elder sisters Lee Boo-jin and Lee Seo-hyun.

Lee graduated from Ewha Womans University in Seoul with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French language and French literature. She was a first-year graduate student in arts management at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

In 2003, it was revealed that she owned $191 million of Samsung stock.

In her spare time, she was very keen on car racing and many extreme sports. She also launched a personal blog to show her daily life to the public and it was very popular in South Korea.


Her cause of death was originally reported in both American and South Korean media as a car crash due to the social stigma against suicide, but the actual details were subsequently published after inquiries by reporters from The Korea Times. At the time of her death, Ms. Lee was a graduate student at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and her father was in the United States undergoing treatment for lung cancer. A doorman at her building told reporters that she sometimes stayed in her apartment for a week at a time, and there were reports that her father had forbidden her to marry her middle-class Korean boyfriend. At the time of her death, Ms. Lee had a personal fortune of more than £100m ($157 million).

She was survived by her parents, her older brother, Lee Jae-yong, and two older sisters, Lee Boo-jin and Lee Seo-hyun. Her parents did not attend her funeral.


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