North Korea’s Supreme Leader/dictator 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. Amid reports, China has sent a medical team to their communist neighbors this week to check in on Kim.
A Hong Kong-backed news channel’s vice director who is the niece of a Chinese foreign minister, blasted out the news herself “he’s dead” which has not been confirmed. The woman put the report on a social media app called Weibo for her nearly 15 million followers to read, 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 with some reports saying he had shaky hands.
There’s a lot of rumors swirling about the guy’s condition and the fact is he hasn’t made any major public appearances looking to be okay in several weeks now. About a week or so ago, CNN reported Kim was in “grave danger” after a medical procedure.
President Trump has downplayed the reports and has refused to elaborate but it looks like KJU’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, might be getting set up to possibly replace him as Supreme Leader. Reports say she was recently re-promoted to a prominent position of power there.