Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew

Updated: 2015-03-23 04:34


Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew

US Vice President Joe Biden, left, smiles as he meets with former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore ,July 26, 2013. [Photo/IC]

Health condition

In a book published in 2013, the Asian statesman said he feels weaker by the day and wants a quick death.

The longtime fitness buff has visibly slowed since his wife of 63 years Kwa Geok Choo died in 2010.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) first announced Lee Kuan Yew was in hospital because of sever pneumonia in a statement on Feb. 21, and updated on Feb. 26 saying that he was still warded.