North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Is Dead

All those journalists who thought their year-end wrap up lists were done were sorely mistaken. North Korean state television just announced that dictator Kim Jong Il has died at age 69. A "weeping television announcer" said Kim died from fatigue during a train ride on Saturday. It's believed that the "Dear Leader" suffered a stroke in 2008 and had diabetes and heart disease. Last year Kim named his third son, twenty-something Kim Jong Un, as his successor.


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