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This video shows the dead body of Kim Jong-il (Kim Jong-un’s father), not Kim Jong-un, put for display.


A video of a dead body kept for display is being widely shared on social media with the claim that the North Korean government has confirmed the death of Kim Jong-un. But, FACTLY has found that the video shows Kim Jong-il’s dead body put for display at a palace in North Korea. Kim Jong-il is the father of Kim Jong-un and is the former leader of North Korea. Kim Jong-un’s recent absence from public view has prompted a wave of speculation about his health and possible demise, but South Korean officials said their government knows his whereabouts. So, as of today (30 April 2020), there is no confirmed news about the health status of North Korean Supreme leader Kim Jong-un.

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1. ‘AP Archive’ video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCBhMIK_KGM
2. News article – https://www.thespec.com/news/world/2011/12/20/nk-leaders-view-kim-jong-il-body.html

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