Pyongyang, December 30 (KCNA) -- Kim Yang Gon, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, died in a traffic accident at 6:15 on December 29, Juche 104 (2015) at the age of 73.
Kim Yang Gon is a
revolutionary soldier faithful to President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim
Jong Il and the closest comrade-in-arms and steadfast revolutionary
comrade of Marshal Kim Jong Un.
He is a fine son of the WPK and
the Korean people as he devoted himself to the struggle for the final
victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche, true to the leadership of
the party and the leader.
Born in a very poor family of
day-laborer during the period of the colonial rule of the Japanese
imperialists, he could lead a new life only under the care of Kim Il
Sung after the liberation of the country. He grew up to be a genuine
revolutionary and able political activist thanks to the particular trust
and loving care of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
graduating from Kim Il Sung University, he worked as an instructor of
the Central Committee of the youth league and the Korean Committee for
Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and then he held various posts
such as an instructor, vice section chief, section chief, vice director
and director of the International Affairs Department of the WPK Central
Committee, making positive contributions to fully preparing the young
people as reliable successors to the revolutionary cause of Juche,
raising the international prestige of the dignified WPK and boosting
solidarity with the progressive political parties of the world.
Holding the important posts of the director of the United Front
Department of the Central Committee of the WPK and its secretary, he
devotedly worked to implement the WPK's policy for the independent
reunification of the country.
He devoted all his wisdom and
energies to the work for developing the WPK into the great Kim Il Sung's
and Kim Jong Il's party and thoroughly carrying out the last
instructions of the great leaders for national reunification, remaining
true to the unitary leadership of the Party Central Committee in the
crucial historic period for carrying out the revolutionary cause of
An obituary of Kim Yang Gon was issued in the joint name
of the WPK Central Committee and the Presidium of the Supreme People's
Assembly of the DPRK on Tuesday.
The obituary said though he
passed away, the devoted efforts and shining exploits he performed for
the party and the revolution, the cause of building a thriving nation
and the cause of national reunification will last forever.
WPK Central Committee and the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly
of the DPRK announced on the same day that the late Kim Yang Gon would
be accorded a state funeral and formed a state funeral committee with
Kim Jong Un as its chairman and with 69 persons including Kim Yong Nam
The funeral committee said the bier of the late Kim
Yang Gon is laid in the Sojang Club of Pothonggang District, Pyongyang
City and it would receive mourners from 14:00 to 19:00 on Wednesday and
that the coffin would be carried out of the club at 8:00 on Thursday.