Freddy Lee Thiam Yew, the second youngest brother of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew died at home on Thursday afternoon, after a long battle with cancer.
He was 85.
Lee is survived by his wife Eleanor Ngo Puay Chin, four children and nine grandchildren.
One of his daughters, Tina, 50, told The Straits Times that her father had suffered from prostate cancer six years ago but had recovered.
According to the report, his health took a turn for the worse and he was hospitalized twice in two weeks, before he was discharged a day before his 85th birthday on 3 June. On Thursday, his doctor visited him twice, before he died at 3pm with his family by his bedside.
The former police officer, who started his career as a teacher, retired as chairman of Vickers Ballas, one of the largest stockbroking firms in Singapore, in 2000, one year before its merger with DBS Securities. He was succeeded by eldest son Edmund, 52, now chairman and chief executive of DBS Vickers Securities.
Since his retirement, Lee kept himself busy with hobbies such as golf and travelling, ST said. He also spent time taking his grandchildren out.
His body is resting at the family home at 37 Coronation Road West. A funeral service will be held at St Andrew’s Cathedral on Monday morning and he will be cremated at Mandai Crematorium.
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