February 10, 2012
Kim Jong-un Dead ? (Updated)Topics: International News
Here's word on the 'rumor' via Forbes:
In the past two hours, Twitter has exploded with unsubstantiated rumors that the new North Korean dictator died in Beijing today and that a coup is underway in North Korea. All rumor of course, and one that appears to have been started on China's twitter-like platform Weibo. As the story goes, a couple assassins barged into Kim's room in Beijing and shot him, before being shot and killed themselves by bodyguards.I see the alternate version being more likely., but whatever the means, it appears that several sources are reporting his death.
Twitter user ChristianJMay says the rumor is "based on news that a host of blacked out cars have descended upon embassy in Beijing, where he was visiting."
User Rocco_Castoro has a different source of information, tweeting "This just in: Kim Jong-un's cause of death was being force-fed hotdogs and having a basketball bounced off his head repeatedly for 20 hours."
Update: 'Rumor' found to be - untrue, Kim Jong-un is not dead.
Posted by Hyscience at February 10, 2012 2:41 PM
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