The Wall Street Journal: Kim Jong Nam, brother of North Korean leader, dies in Malaysia

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s older half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, was killed in Malaysia, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Kim Jong Nam, who was 45 years old, was long considered the heir-apparent to his father, Kim Jong Il.

Kim Jong Nam is believed to have fallen out of favor with his father in 2001 after he was caught trying to enter Japan on a false passport.

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