Wife Of North Korea Leader’s Slain Uncle Now Also Dead
Did Kim Jong-Un do in his Aunt as well? Kim Kyong-hui (pictured, center), the estranged wife of the leaders’s uncle, Jang Song-tae, is reported dead.
Kyong-hui, previously a leading figure in the regime, is believed to have been ill for several years and was reportedly both treated for cancer and travelled to Russia last month for a heart complaint.
A source in the South Korean government was quoted in the Chosun Ilbo as saying that the 67-year-old had either died from a heart attack or committed suicide.
The Daily NK, a dissident newspaper based in Japan, reported that Mrs Kim left North Korea for medical treatment after suffering a heart attack brought on by stress because of Jang’s purge and execution.
She also apparently suffered from long-standing alcoholism and depression brought on by the suicide of her daughter in Paris in September 2006.