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Kim Jong Il Dead, his son Kim Jong-un is a new leader

North Korean television announced in a “special broadcast” that its leader Kim Jong Il has died in Pyongyang, the AP reports.

Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of the recently deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, has long been expected to succeed his father.

According to the Wall Street Journal, North Korean State TV has announced that Kim Jong-un will take over as the leader of North Korea.

Although his exact age is unknown, Kim Jong-un is believed to have been born between 1983 and 1984. As Reuters notes, he is groomed to look like his late grandfather, Kim Il-sung.