North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un is reportedly dead after the dictator underwent surgery on his heart. Rumors have been swirling for several days regarding the 36-year-old’s health. Earlier this week, CNN reported that he was in “grave danger” following a medical procedure and now, local news outlets in China and Japan are delivering mixed reports with some saying he has passed away while others are claiming he’s knocking on death’s door. Kim Jong-Un’s death was first reported by HKSTV Hong Kong Satellite Television by the news channel’s vice director, who claims she is the niece of a Chinese foreign minister.
Sharing a post on Weibo, which is a Chinese messaging app, the director cited a “very solid source” who divulged that Kim Jong-Un has in fact died. According to tweets, the vice director has 15 million followers on the messaging app. Unconfirmed reports are stating that the North Korea leader’s death is a result of the hands of a shaky surgeon. According to some outlets, who attribute the news to senior party sources in Beijing, Kim Jong-Un was getting a stint in his heart when the operation went wrong due to the surgeon’s nerves.
The stint was needed after he allegedly fell down while visiting China and was seen clutching his chest in April, this according to a Chinese medical expert that was privy to the scary situation. His heath has been the center of attention lately and U.S. President Donald Trump downplayed the situation. During a recent press conference, he was asked about CNN’s report regarding Kim Jong-Un’s declining health to which he responded, “I think the report was incorrect,” but did not elaborate any further. Trump has yet to comment about the Kim Jong-Un’s reported death. Reports are also saying that Kim Jong-Un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, may step up as his replacement as North Korea’s Supreme Leader. Saturday is a day of celebration in North Korea and a parade will take place honoring the Korean People’s Army in 1932. This is an event that Kim Jong-Un would normally attend and skeptics are prepared for him to make an appearance.