PYONGYANG, North Korea (Dec. 20) – Kim Jong-Un, the son and likely successor of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, has visited the memorial palace on Tuesday to pay his last respect to country’s long-time ruler. He was reportedly accompanied by top military and Workers' Party officials.
|Body of Kim Jong-Il lies in state for last respect|
According to state media the body of deceased leader was laid out in a memorial palace for the weeping North Korean public to pay their last tributes to their leader passed away this weekend. The ceremony was called as “Solemn Ceremony”.
Kim Jong-Un, in his 20s, entered the room to see his father’s body as somber music played, state media said. He observed a moment of silence, and then bowed his head, followed by other officials accompanied him
Kim Jong Il died of a massive heart attack on Saturday caused by overwork and stress, according to the North's media. He was 69.
North Korean state media have given clear indications that Kim Jong-Un will succeed his father.
Watch video below as Kim Jong-Un pays his last respect to his father and long-time ruler of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il.