Kang Sok-ju


Age: 76

North Korean diplomat who negotiated a short-lived 1994 deal with the U.S. to freeze its nuclear programs in exchange for international aid while he was Pyongyang's chief negotiator when it reached a landmark agreement with Washington in 1994 to freeze and eventually dismantle its nuclear facilities in exchange for international aid to build two electricity-producing nuclear reactors, but the deal fell apart in 2002 after revelations that the North had operation a secret nuclear weapons program in violation of the agreement.

Cause of Death: Esophageal cancer

Born: August 29, 1939

Died: May 20, 2016

Pyongyang, North Korea