North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un Reportedly Dead At 36 After Heart Surgery Failure
Kim Jong-un, the notoriously dangerous supreme leader of North Korea, has reportedly died at 36 following a failed heart surgery.
Reports started rushing in from South Korea and state outlets in Hong Kong that Jong-un was on his death bed, or actually dead, but uncertainty has surrounded the reports, until now.
According to the niece of a Chinese foreign minister, Kim died shortly after the operation, with a Chinese medical expert saying the North Korean leader was visiting the countryside in early April when he collapsed whilst clutching his chest.
#WATCH: Pres. Trump on Kim Jong Un: “I wish him very, ya know, good luck…They came out with very serious medical reports; nobody’s confirmed that…When CNN comes out with a report, I don’t put much credence in it.” pic.twitter.com/sQsORCZ67N
— Bobby Dupree (@bobbydupree) April 21, 2020
This meant he needed a stent procedure — an operation that requires accuracy due to the serious nature — something that a medical expert was unable to provide because of alleged “shaky hands” one source claims. He also missed a major military anniversary over the weekend, which screams bad news as usually, the dictator makes a formal appearance.
North Korea: Today, Saturday April 25, the DPRK will celebrate the day of the founding of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), founded in 1932. https://t.co/aBYQ9Lwtqy
— Pyongyang Leaks (@PyongyangLeaks) April 24, 2020
Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, is apparently gearing up to replace him as a supreme leader.
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