Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing has passed away at the age of 75. The multi-talented public figure was best known for founding the university that bears his name.
His death was confirmed today (1st June) by Lim’s aide. However, further details were not provided. Additionally, the cause of his death was not stated.
Last week, 25th May, it was reported that Lim had been hospitalised in Pantai Hospital Bangsar. Contrary to the rumours, it was not because of Covid-19. Instead, the university founder was recovering from a fall. A statement released then announced that Lim’s condition was stable and he was recovering.
Although many recognise him for the university he founded, that was not the only thing Lim did in life. He first started out as an illustrator and later ventured into advertising. Following that, he turned to education. He founded the Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology in Malaysia in 1991. In 2002, it was the first private college to be recognised as a university college. The university gradually gained global recognition and started branching out to other countries as well.
According to The Star and The Sun Daily, his children, Lim Kok Wing Jr and Datuk Tiffanee Marie Lim confirmed his passing in a statement. The two have supposedly written a message denoting their loss and thanking well-wishers on social media.
May Mr. Lim Kok Wing rest in peace.