North Korea’s Leader, Kim Jung Il is Dead

The late Kim Jung-il

Dec 19, 2011 – North Korea’s Leader,  Kim Jung Il is Dead

The highly controversial leader North Korea, Kim Jong Il, 69, died on Saturday , December 17, 2011 at 8.30 a.m.

According to the state news agency, KCNA, Kim Jong died of heart attack during a tour.

His son, Kim Jong-un is set to succeed him.

Kim Jong‘s burial is set for December 28, 2011.

A military standby alert is currently in effect in South Korea and Japan following his death.