After weeks of speculation about North Korea leader’s health, it was reported on Saturday evening by Hong Kong Satellite Television that he is dead.
It was earlier reported a medical team from China had reached North Korea to treat Kim Jong Un.
A senior executive of a Beijing-backed satellite TV station in China said on Friday that Kim is dead.
When Kim failed to make an appearance on April 15 for the country’s most important holiday which honors the founder of the country (Kim’s late grandfather Kim II Sung), suspicion started building that Kim was sick.
April 25 is another major holiday – the 88th anniversary of their armed forces, the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, but the leader again failed to appear, bringing more people to believe that Kim is dead.
A Japanese magazine said North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is in a “vegetative state” after he underwent heart surgery earlier this month.
North Korean media hasn’t mentioned about President Kim’s health or whereabouts.
Kim is believed to be 36.
The Japanese magazine Shukan Gendai quoted a Chinese expert as telling that Kim clutched his chest and fell to the ground on a visit to the countryside earlier this month.
A doctor, who had accompanied the North Korean dictator performed CPR and took him to a nearby hospital.
The US also remains quiet about Kim’s health.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump downplayed reports that Kim is ill.
Huffington Post quoted an official familiar with U.S. intelligence as saying that the government had no reason to conclude he was seriously ill or unable eventually to reappear in public.