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.