The guy didn't look all that healthy to me anyway, so this is no big surprise.
Kim Jong Il died suddenly of a reported heart attack yesterday. His son, Kim Jong Un is the likely successor. Because, in brutal dictatorships, it's often the son of the leader who takes control of the nation upon his leaving office. For example, see Papa Doc/Baby Doc Duvalier, Augustus and Tiberius Caesar, and G.H.W and G.W Bush.
That's a joke.
On several levels.
Anyway, the thing I'll remember the most about Kim Jong Il is that he was so very very lonely.
(Don't be surprised if Youtube pulls this video quickly for copyright infringement)
UPDATE: Best Tweet of the day from @PatFrmMoonachie :
Kim Jong's dead??..I didn't even know he was Il.