Ko Young-hee

Consort of Kim Jong-il Ko Young-hee

Ko Young-hee, also known as Ko Yong-hui, was the North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-il's consort and mother of North Korea's Supreme Commander, Kim Jong-un. Within North Korea she is known as "The Respected Mother who is the Most Faithful and Loyal 'Subject' to the Dear Leader Comrade Supreme Commander", "The Mother of Pyongyang", and "The Mother of Great Songun Korea.".
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16 June 1953
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Paris, France

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'Giải mật' cuộc sống đầy bí ẩn của gia đình Kim Jong-il - VTC
Google News - over 6 years
Sau Song Hye-rim, bà Ko Young-hee xuất thân trong gia đình Triều Tiên sống tại Nhật Bản trở thành phu nhân của Tổng Bí thư Kim Jong-il. Cha của Ko Young-hee sinh ra tại đảo Jeju, sau sống tại Nhật Bản, hơn nữa trở thành tuyển thủ Jodo nổi tiếng tại
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Ko Young Hee Image Uncovered - Daily NK
Google News - over 6 years
The Daily NK has uncovered images showing a young Ko Young Hee, mother of three of Kim Jong Il¡¯s children including successor Kim Jong Eun, during a Mansudae Art Troupe tour of Japan in the early 1970s
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North Korean dictator executed a woman after she rejected his advance - IBTimes Hong Kong
Google News - over 6 years
Second mistress Ko Young-hee was a Japanese-born ethnic Korean and a dancer. She was First Lady until her death - reportedly of cancer - in 2004. They had two sons, Kim Jong-chul and Kim Jong-un. Jong-un was hand-picked by his father among the sons to
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The Legend of Kim Jong-un - Asia Sentinel (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
One undisputed fact is that his mother, Ko Young-hee, was a dancer in the Mansudae Art Troupe, with whom Kim Jong-il was smitten and whom he married. She died of cancer in 2004 at the relatively young age of 51. All of this is probably to the good,
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North Korea Reports Death of Official Who Was Guiding Dynastic Power Transfer
NYTimes - over 7 years
SEOUL, South Korea -- A top North Korean official believed to be working to secure an eventual transfer of power from Kim Jong-il, the ailing North Korean leader, to one of his sons died last week, but analysts say they do not think it will impede the succession process. The analysts said that the death of the official, Ri Je-gang, coming soon
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Cryptic Man, Known Only by One Photo and Anecdotes, May Lead North Korea
NYTimes - over 8 years
There is only one photograph available outside North Korea thought to be that of the man South Korean officials believe will inherit the world's most unpredictable regime, one that is armed with nuclear weapons. In that picture, the man, Kim Jong-un, a son of the ailing North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, is an 11-year-old. ''When Prince Jong-un
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Analysts Try To Envision North Korea In Transition
NYTimes - over 9 years
American and South Korean intelligence reports that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, suffered a stroke raise questions that the North's neighbors have long feared asking. If Mr. Kim dies or is incapacitated, who is going to take over the world's most isolated and unpredictable regime, now armed with nuclear weapons? And what will happen to a
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The Last Emperor
NYTimes - over 14 years
The Dear Leader is a workaholic. Kim Jong Il sleeps four hours a night, or if he works through the night, as he sometimes does, he sleeps four hours a day. His office is a hive of activity; reports cross his desk at all hours. Dressed as always in his signature khaki jumpsuit, he reads them all, issuing instructions to aides, dashing off
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ko Young-hee
  • 2004
    Age 50
    On 27 August 2004, various sources reported that she had died in Paris, probably of breast cancer.
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  • 1981
    Age 27
    In 1981 Ko gave birth to son Kim Jong-chul, her first child with Kim Jong-il.
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  • 1961
    Age 7
    Ko was born in Ikuno, Osaka, Japan to parents of Korean descent.At the age of 8, her family moved to North Korea in May 1961.
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  • 1953
    Born on June 16, 1953.
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