Kim Jong-il's Death

Born (Birthday) February 16, 1941

Death Date December 17, 2011

Age of Death 70 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Profession World Leader

The world leader Kim Jong-il died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Supreme leader of North Korea from 1994 to 2011 who was the center of an elaborate cult of personality that was established by his father. He led one of the world’s most repressive and tyrannical regimes and the number of people who have died or been jailed due to his policies is still unknown.

Upon his death, he was succeeded as supreme leader by his son Kim Jong-un.