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Kim Jong Il, supreme leader of North Korea, died Saturday of an apparent heart attack during a train ride, state television reported Monday. He was 69, according to official sources. Kim, known in his homeland as “The Lodestar of the 21st Century” and by more than 2,000 other titles, is reported to have had a history of serious ailments, including diabetes, stroke and pancreatic cancer. He may have been on dialysis at the time of his death. In North Korea, he was considered a “contemporary god.”
Kim formally assumed power over the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as North Korea is formally known, in October 1997 by becoming General Secretary of the Korean Workers’ Party. His elevation to supreme leader, a little over three years after the death of father Kim Il Sung, was the first dynastic transfer of power in a communist-bloc state. The younger Kim also ruled the nation as Chairman of the National Defense Commission, the highest state institution in North Korea. His father, whose embalmed body is on display in Pyongyang, remains the country’s president.
It’s nice to see a man like Jong Il pass away after the many years of famine and poverty that he forced upon the people of North Korea. He was a dictator who enjoyed living lavishly, while draining the resources of his country for building a more militant regime focused on nuclear weaponry.
Kim spent a reported 25 percent of his country’s budget on Korea’s nuclear military and ambitions while his people were starving. He showed no apparent remorse for anything.
Today is a good day, although we still have to see what’s next for North Korea. That alone, is a terrifying idea.
- Kim Jong-il Dead at 69 (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Video: North Korea after Kim Jong Il (cbsnews.com)
- Six Ways Kim Jong Il Sucked at Technology [North Korea] (gizmodo.com)
- Kim Jong-il dead: Grief & mass hysteria in North Korea (VIDEO) (rt.com)
Police were called to the New Jersey home of Allen McNeil Jr, 53, after he had smothered his three-year-old son, after collapsing on him during the fatal heart attack. The attention was brought to officers after the mother of the child, apparently also know as Allen McNeil, couldn’t reach the father.
When arriving at the home, Deputy Chief Lawrence Suffern of the Englewood police said that the father seemed to have died from natural causes and no foul play was involved. Of course, an autopsy for both individuals will be performed to confirm his suspicions.
Clara McNeil choked back tears as she described her son as a loving father.
‘Everybody in the world loved him, he was a very good son. That little boy was his life, and my life too,’ she told North Jersey.com
- Father, 3-Year-Old Son Found Dead In Englewood Apartment (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Father and Son Killed By Lightning, 48 Years Apart [Bad Luck] (gawker.com)
- Coronary dad and son died together (thesun.co.uk)
Charles McCauley Jr. was rushing to his father’s home Saturday after learning of the older man’s death when the younger McCauley began suffering from chest pains. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports father and son died 1 hour and 7 minutes apart.
The elderly father, Charles McCauley Sr, 83, was enjoying a nice day at home which included the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game and an unfortunate heart attack. Ironically, he 54-year-old son, Charles McCauley Jr, was AT the game when he started suffering from chest pains and had to be taken out by paramedics.
Father and son, same name, same game, and same way of death on the same day. This has got to be one of the most ironic stories yet.
Update: When I posted this I was aware that a friend from high school had passed from a heart attack. His name is Matt Lee. After posting this article, I came to realized that the Brentwood native was also the same man I was discussing in this article, Bryan Stow’s friend and witness to his beating. He, himself, was even punched before Stow was beaten into a coma. My thoughts go out to friends of mine who have lost a great friend, as well as his family who had to see a good guy go so young. RIP Matt Lee.
CSN Bay Area – One of Bryan Stow’s friends who witnessed the opening day attack against Stow at Dodger Stadium has reportedly died.
KFI AM reported Monday that Matthew Lee, 26, died Sunday due to an allergic reaction to peanuts. Authorities close to the case told the Los Angeles Times that Lee had an allergic reaction after eating a salad.
Earlier in the day, Lee was identified as a witness via documents filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.