Singapore’s first founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away at the Singapore General Hospital early this morning. He was 91.
As the nation comes to terms with her loss, here are some of the more notable condolences from the web, as posted by prominent public figures.
Thoughts and prayers to the man who built our city, and his family. Rest well, sir. pic.twitter.com/q3Z26iBYsh
— The Sam Willows (@theSamWillows) March 22, 2015
Heart-wrenching to hear Mr Lee Hsien Loong's speech as he chokes back his tears. Above all, this man has lost his father.
— Benjamin Kheng (@benjaminkheng) March 23, 2015
Whatever your political stance it's hard to deny that Mr Lee was an incredible leader that cared for this country like no other #RIPLKY
— Narelle Kheng (@narellekheng) March 23, 2015
RIP Lee Kuan Yew. I’m at loss for what to say but…I salute you sir. Thank you for all you have done for Singapore.
— Tosh Zhang (@toshrock) March 22, 2015
With your hand n guidance, my country has grown to what it is. You impact our lives everyday even when you are gone. You are a legacy. #LKY
— ♥‿♥ Xiaxue ★彡 (@Xiaxue) March 22, 2015
Just saw a friend write "For anyone who seeks Lee Kuan Yew's monument and legacy, just look around you." Could not have been better said.
— Kimberly Haley Wang (@987Kimberly) March 23, 2015
You will live on forever in our hearts, sir. pic.twitter.com/pWIrrBj1Aw
— SHIGGA SHAY (@ShiGGaShay) March 22, 2015
Thank you Mr. Lee, what a legacy. Our deepest condolences to PM Lee and family.
— Stef Sun (@Stefsunyanzi) March 22, 2015
— Janice Koh (@janicekoh) March 23, 2015
— Baey Yam Keng (@YamKeng) March 22, 2015
— Chua Enlai （蔡恩来） (@chuaenlai) March 22, 2015
— MuttonsInTheMorning (@muttons) March 22, 2015
— Jean Danker (@JeanDanker) March 22, 2015
LKY = SG
— George Young (吳宇衛) (@tweetfromgeorge) March 22, 2015
As we mourn the passing of Mr Lee, Popspoken will suspend all entertainment and lifestyle news coverage during the national period of mourning (23 – 29 March), including paid content. Full statement here.
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