Rumors of Kin Jong's Death Swirling from Japan

Ding dong the Jong is dead? I’m hesitant to quote a news article as sensationalist and celebrity news rags are reporting that Kim is either dead or in a vegetative state after a botched operation to install stents into his little black heart. The only reputable article I can find is from Reuters stating that an elite Chinese medical team was sent to North Korea: Exclusive: China sent team including medical experts to advise on North Korea’s Kim

I read something about that earlier today, but given the present state of the 5th Estate, it might be an excerpt from the Onion, so paid it little attention. Very unexpected to be sure, must have been sudden or one would think that he would have gone to China to have the surgery. I can’t but wonder if China will take the opportunity to expand their Territorial influence into N Korea.