Kim Yong Ju, younger brother of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, dies at 101 | NK News
July 21, 2024
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Kim Yong Ju, younger brother of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, dies at 101

Once the presumed successor to his brother, Kim Yong Ju played a key role in DPRK history but later fell out of favor

Kim Yong Ju, the younger brother of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung who played a major role in state affairs until being sidelined in the 1970s, has died at the age of 101.

The official Rodong Sinmun newspaper announced his death in a short article on Wednesday, reporting that current leader Kim Jong Un, who is Kim Yong Ju’s grandnephew, sent a wreath to the funeral bier of the deceased.

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