Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong–Un, has reportedly died or is on his death bed with no hope for recuperation, according to media outlets in China and Japan.
This comes after the Chinese government dispatched a team including
medical experts to North Korea to advise North Korean leader, Kim Jong
Un, on his care after he underwent a life-saving heart surgery during
the Coronavirus outbreak.
According to TMZ, a Hong Kong-backed news channel’s vice director
who’s apparently the niece of a Chinese foreign minister confirmed the
shocking news that Kim Jong-un is dead.
She announced the news on a social media app called Weibo for her
nearly 15 million followers citing a “very solid source” about the claim
Kim had, in fact, perished.
A Japanese magazine reports he’s in a “vegetative state” after a heart surgery gone wrong.
The outlet reports citing a Chinese medical expert privy to the
situation that Kim had clutched his chest in early April and fell down
while visiting the countryside there. He needed a stent procedure done,
but apparently, it either wasn’t done rapidly enough, or it was botched
completely by the surgeon.
Fears about his health began after Daily NK, a Seoul-based website,
reported earlier this week that Kim was staying at a countryside villa
outside Pyongyang after the surgery and was conspicuously absent from
events on 15 April commemorating the birth of his grandfather Kim
Il-sung, the founder of the nation – one of North Korea’s most important
Dozens of top Government officials attended a flamboyant military
parade at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the 15th of April, but Kim
was nowhere to be seen.
The publication reported that Kim had heart surgery on April 12.
because of “excessive smoking, obesity, and overwork,” and is now
receiving treatment in a villa in Hyangsan County following his
There were also reports suggesting that Kim was in grave danger after
the surgery. But South Korean government officials challenged the
reports saying they had detected no signs of unusual activity in North
On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump also downplayed earlier
reports that Kim was gravely ill. ‘I think the report was incorrect,’
Trump told reporters, but he declined to say if he had been in touch
with North Korean officials.