Kim Jong-Il


Born: 2/16/1942 in Vyatskoye, Russia, U.S.S.R.
Died: 12/17/2011
Age: 69
Cause of death: heart attack

Full name: Yuri Irsenovich Kim
Noted For: Communist dictator of North Korea (1994-2011). Ordered the bombing of a Korean Air Flight jet, killing 115 people (1987). Signed an agreement to refrain from developing nuclear weapons (1994), but continued to perform underground nuclear testing. Son of Kim Il-sung, the previous dictator, and father of Kim Jong-un, the next.