Kim Jung Il is now Kim Jung Dead - CNN.
North Korea's universal health care system was unable to keep their Dear Leader alive long enough to complete his tireless work in bringing prosperity to all North Koreans through centralized planning and control.
He leaves the bankrupt country and nuclear arsenal to his son, Kim Jung Un, aka The Great Successor.
He also leaves an estimated 300,000 political prisoners in the North Korean Gulags.
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The hat in mourning.
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Be sure to wear the furry hat if you feel a good cry coming on.
These North Koreans are smart. We too would rather cry on command and have one meal a day rather than not cry and hunt rats in our re-education camp.
Pic from Reuters.