19 December 2011

End of a Reclusive Leader - Kim Jong-Il is Dead

North Korean leader Kim dead
December 19, 2011

Kim Jong-Il died of heart attack, son heir apparent.

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has died aged 69 of a heart attack, state media announced Monday, plunging the impoverished nuclear-armed nation into uncertainty.

The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the leader “passed away from a great mental and physical strain” at 8:30 am on Saturday while on a train for one of his “field guidance” tours.

It urged people to follow Kim’s youngest son and heir apparent Kim Jong-Un, who is aged in his late 20s.

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