Singapore’s longtime leader, Lee Kuan Yew, is dead.
The country is mourning with raw emotion and a blanket of relentlessly positive coverage on its tightly scripted state television today.
The government announced that Lee, 91, died several hours before dawn at Singapore General Hospital. He was hospitalized in early February with severe pneumonia.
State TV broke away from its regular programming with a rolling hagiographic tribute to Lee’s life and achievements.