Kang Min HYUK, the son-to-be of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s younger brother, died Tuesday after being admitted to a hospital, according in-depth media reports.
Kang Min was in the ICU after being found unresponsive in his room at a private hospital in Pyongyang, according the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Kang Min’s death is the second death of a son-on-be-son under Kim Jong Il, and the second of a North Korean person under his rule, according KCNA.
Kang’s death came just two days after Kim’s youngest son, Kim Jong Nam, died of lung cancer.
The KCNA also said Kang’s mother, Jang Song Thaek, was diagnosed with pneumonia, but it did not provide further details.
Kang died of “internal causes” on Sunday.
Jang died in November 2017.
Kang, 30, had recently been in custody on charges of “illegal drug dealing” and “fraud,” according to the state-controlled KCNA, which reported the information as part of an investigation into the case.
Kang had previously been held in isolation for the last two years, the agency said.
Kang was born in July 2012 to a woman and a man in Chongjin, North Korea’s capital city.
His father is the late Kim Jong Kyok, who died in December 2016.
Kim Jong Jong Il was the son of the late North Korean dictator and died in 1994.
In March 2018, Kim’s mother was reported to have died in a car accident, according a report in the South Korean media.