Kim Jong-Un Is Not Dead According To U.S. Official


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We reported Friday that Twitter and Weibo exploded with rumors that North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un had been killed in an assassination attempt. It turns out that those reports were just untrue.

A U.S. official told CNN that there was no evidence to back up the rumors of the North Korean leader's death. At the time, they said it's hard to say for sure due to the country's secrecy, but it was highly unlikely.

What did happen at the North Korean embassy then that caused such a ruckus in the first place? It apparently was a birthday party. The National Post is reporting that the large amount of cars all parked at the embassy were for the 70th birthday party of the late Kim Jong-Il. Chinese citizens were apparently not used to seeing so many people at the embassy and just assumed the worst.

Twitter has mostly stopped talking about Kim Jong-Un now that a real celebrity has died, but some people are still taking time out to make a few more observations.

Remember when we all thought Kim Jong Un died? We meant Whitney Houston. We were so close!(image) 15 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Annoyed to see my so called friend, Kim Jong Un has been spreading rumors of his death to avoid returning my Grey's Anatomy DVDs(image) 1 day ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

According to Kim Jong-Un, a Weibo user has been assassinated.(image) 4 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Going offline for a bit to get some work done. Someone text me if Greece has a revolution, and/or Kim Jong Un actually dies.(image) 27 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Man I would have much rather the rumors of Kim Jong Un have been true than Whitney. Is that wrong?(image) 26 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

[Lead image once again courtesy of the excellent Kim Jong-Un Looking At Things]