Chun Doo-hwan, who was president of South Korea from 1980 to 1988 after seizing power in a military coup, died Tuesday. He was 90 years old.
He passed away less than a month after the death of Roh Tae-woo, who was one of Chun’s closest aides in the 1979 coup and was elected president after democracy protests forced Chun to stand down.