Monday, December 19, 2011
Kim Jong-il died this past weekend. The DPRK leader reportedly died of a heart attack on December 17 at the age of 69 while travelling by train outside Pyongyang, the country’s capital. He had been in office since 1994, following the death of his father and former DPRK leader Kim Il-sung. The New York Times described Kim Jong-il as "the reclusive dictator who kept North Korea at the edge of starvation and collapse."
Here is a link to North Korean television footage of the reaction to his death in North Korea.
h/t Rex Wockner