Friday, September 22, 2023
Courthouse News Service
Friday, September 22, 2023 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Kim Jong-il Dies

(CN) - North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il is dead at 69 and his son Kim Jong Un has taken over, the government announced this morning.

Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack, the government announced.

He ruled the closed communist society for 17 years after inheriting it from his father, Kim il-Sung, who officially is still the leader of the strange government, though he has been dead since 1994.

Kim Jong Un, who is in his 20s, is the third son of Kim Jong-il. His father's death set off a period of nervous watching around the world, as North Korea is believed to have nuclear weapons.

Categories / Uncategorized

Read the Top 8

Sign up for the Top 8, a roundup of the day's top stories delivered directly to your inbox Monday through Friday.