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Monday, December 19, 2011

North Korea's 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il Dies Aged 69

North Korea’s “Dear Leader”, Kim Jong-il, has died following what is believed to be a stoke or heart attack, the communist country’s state media announced early Monday morning.

 

The mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader who ran his nation with an iron rod was 69.

The state-TV announcer, wearing black and fighting back tears, made the emotional announcement on state-run television.

She said Kim died “of fatigue” while on a train.

His youngest son, Kim Jong-un, is likely to be appointed leader to continue the family dynasty that has administrated a tyrannical government since the end of the Korean War. 



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