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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dies at 69

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dies at 69

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 69.

His death was announced on Monday (December 19) on television from the capital of North Korea, Pyongyang.

No cause of death was announced, but according to reports, the leader “had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine, was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease.”

During his reign, Kim Jong Il reportedly sought to build up North Korea’s nuclear warfare.

Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong Il‘s son, was named as his successor back in 2010.

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  • ck_always

    Later tater

  • anon

    Interesting times ahead.

  • peb

    It really means nothing for N Korea

  • BEAN

    NO F’ING WAY!?

  • Zadoc Paet

    I’d like to be able to say that yes, his death will effect positive change, but I really doubt it.
    POLL: With the death of Kim Jong Il, with North Korea move out of isolation?

  • PRPro

    Good riddance. they will find another dictator to fill the whole, his son most probably.

  • l0nely-girl

    Omg, is there going to be a nuclear war now!?!?

  • Deb


  • offtheproperty

    Poor fellow, sounds as if he worked himself to death for the good of his people, whom he beloved.

  • littlebiggygirl

    with the death of the dear leader does north korea have a chance for democracy?

  • ali

    finally !!!!!!!

    Thank you god !!!

    this Cruel short tyrant starved his people for 50 years !!!

    i hope his son dosnt do the same .

  • trisha

    apparently his son is just as bad or worse…no relief for the N/K ppl who live in communist distress..onless they kill the son off.
    that would be the best news .

  • Mar

    Well… Maybe the next Anti-Christ

  • heaven

    I hope it’s going to be a positive change… though I heard the son is worst than the father :(

  • creed

    he was such a great singer…

  • call me crazy but…..

    He looks exactly like his Team America puppet! After Team America came out I could never take him seriously as a threat. I would hear the song in my head when I saw his picture and think ‘F*ck yeah!’

  • horrible

    It’s really sad the situation in North Korea. I wish all these dictators would die and let the population live their lives without the ignorance they were imposed.

  • Kat


  • ševča

    Do you know what makes me angry? That this site posted article about his death but did not even mention death of Václav Havel. The whole world comments it and he was playwriter so he had more to do with this site.

  • Tanja

    @ševča: Not everyone knows about Václav Havel. Do you know about North Korea??

  • Giuseppe Sallo

    ROP Vaclac Havel


    send him straight to hell

  • Ronda

    From all that I’ve read and heard about him he was a horrible leader. It seems it’ll be more of the same now with his son taking over the reins. I hope I’m wrong for the sake of the people of North Korea.

  • willanka

    @ševča: My thoughts exactly. Of course not everyone has to know who Václav Havel was(although I think in Europe most people know, I’m from Poland) but he was significant person in fighting communism. And I’m sure even in US his death was noticed. So maybe if Jared put a news about that on his site some people would learn something value.

  • Володимир Iванов

    одним ублюдком меньше !

  • Jenny

    Good riddance to bad rubbish! The man let his own people starve to death, I have no sympathy for his passing. Hopefully there will be positive change in North Korea, but with his son as successor, somehow I doubt it.

  • ševča

    @Tanja: No, never heard… Of course i know about North Korea. How could I not?

    @willanka: Well… I know that Obama posted something about that on his website and he might come for the funeral. Clintons are also coming.