Jang Song Thaek

 

 

 

Age: 67

 

Summary: vice chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea and uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jung-un who was opposed to Kim's rule and plotted his overthrow when North Korea announced that it had sentenced Jang to death by calling him a "traitor for all ages" after admitting to his crimes before a military tribunal.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by firing squad

 

Born: February 2, 1946

 

Died: December 12, 2013

 

Location: Pyongyang, North Korea