It seems North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Il has finally succumbed to his “f**king busy” lifestyle (thank you Team America) as state television announced his death from a heart attack today.
The news of the 69 year old dictator’s death was announced this morning on North Korea’s KCNA national news channel. The female news reader was seen to be choking back tears as she announced that Kim Jong Il had died of ‘physical and mental overwork.’
Kim Jong Il’s son, Kim Jong Un has been declared North Korea’s new leader and government officials have called for the country to rally behind him during this “tumultuous time.”
Kim Jong Un’s first duty will be to head Kim Jong Il’s funeral committee, which has already announced a funeral for the controversial and eccentric dictator on the 28th December. A period of national mourning has been declared from 17 to 29 December.
Following the announcement of Kim Jong Il’s death South Korea put the entire country on emergency alert. President Lee Myung-Bak spoke to US President Barack Obama by telephone and they “agreed to closely co-operate and monitor the situation together.” The U.S. has also indicated that it may postpone decisions on re-engaging North Korea in nuclear talks and providing it with food aid.
Well, whatever happens in the wake of Kim Jong Il’s death, his supporters can all take solace in the fact that their ‘dear’ leader’s death means that he’s no longer ‘ronely…so ronely…’
By Rebecca Jones