A North Korean defector said that he’s “99%” sure that dictator Kim Jong Un is dead after having a source tell him that is the case.
Ji Seong-ho told the South Korean news outlet Yonhap, “I’ve wondered how long he could have endured after cardiovascular surgery. I’ve been informed that Kim died last weekend,” but he did not cite his source.
Until Friday, Jong Un had not been seen in public since April 11, and he also missed a major holiday celebration for his grandfather, the founder of North Korea.
Recent satellite photos have suggested that Jong Un might be staying at a luxury resort in Wonsan on the northeast coast.
Rumors have been rampant that he might have had heart surgery and been recovering.
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