Monday, February 8, 2010

Former Lotte Giants Catcher Passes On

Former Lotte Giant Lim Su-hyeok passed away on Sunday after spending almost 10 years in a coma. On April 18th, 2000 while playing in a game against the LG Twins, Lim was running between 1st and 2nd base when he suddenly collapsed. It's believed he suffered from a pre-existing heart condition. He was removed from the field in an ambulance, but he didn't receive the necessary treatment quickly enough and suffered brain damage as a result. He slipped into a coma shortly thereafter and never woke up. He was 41 years old at the time of his passing. He's survived by a wife, a son and a daughter.

From top left to right(Lim in bed. Lim in his hey day. A banner made by Lotte fans, it reads, "We are praying! Wake up! Lim Su-hyeok. A fan donates some money at a charity drive for Lim)

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