North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dies

December 19, 2011 Updated Dec 19, 2011 at 12:14 PM EDT

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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dies

December 19, 2011 Updated Dec 19, 2011 at 12:14 PM EDT

According to the Korean Central News Agency, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il died Saturday.

A news release from the Korean Central News Agency said Kim Jong Il "suffered an advanced acute myocardial infarction, complicated with serious heart shock." Kim Jong Il was 69, according to media reports.

Read the Korean Central News Agency release HERE.