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Will Kim Jong-un be officially confirmed dead before May 15 2020?

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Kim Jong-un has been the Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea since 2012.

On 20 April 2020, CNN reported that US agencies were monitoring intelligence that Kim was in "grave danger" after having surgery, and that he had not been seen in public for ten days at the time of reporting. However, conflicting reports from South Korea suggest that there were no signs of anything unusual taking place in North Korea regarding Kim's health. On April 24, Reuters reported that China had sent a team of medical experts to North Korea to 'advise on Kim.'

As of 25 April 2020, Kim's health status is unknown.

This question asks: Before May 15 2020, will the government of North Korea officially confirm or acknowledge the death of Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea?

Positive resolution requires that the government of North Korea acknowledges or confirms that Kim Jong-un is dead. If this does not take place before 00:00 UTC on May 15 2020, the question resolves negatively.

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