The Yonhap news agency says former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung has died.

The 85-year-old leader had been hospitalized since last month for pneumonia. Yonhap said he died Tuesday at a Seoul hospital.

Kim served as South Korea's president from 1998 to 2003. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts at reconciliation with North Korea, including a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in 2000.

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