epa03039494 North Koreans people visit mourning places throughout the country to express deep condolences over the death of leader Kim Jong Il, Pyongyang, North Korea, 20 December 2011. North Korean state television announced 19 december that DPRK leader Kim Jong Il had died from a heart attack while traveling on his train on 17 December. According to state media, the funeral for the ‘Dear Leader’ as most North Koreans called him, will be held on 28 December. He was aged 69 as stated in his biography. EPA/KCNA