N. Korea’s Kim Jong-Il was “Team America” villain

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Kim Jong-Il

Kim Jong-Il

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, depicted as the leader of a vio­lent ter­ror­ist plot in the 2004 marionette-animated com­edy movie Team Amer­ica: World Police, died Sat­ur­day of a heart attack, state media announced Mon­day. He was 69.

The leader “passed away from a great men­tal and phys­i­cal strain” at 8:30 a.m. while on a train for one of his “field guid­ance” tours, the offi­cial Korean Cen­tral News Agency said.

Kim died of a “severe myocar­dial infarc­tion along with a heart attack,” the agency said, adding that an autopsy was per­formed Sunday.

In Team Amer­ica, the inter­na­tional police force ded­i­cated to main­tain­ing global sta­bil­ity learns that Kim is bro­ker­ing weapons of mass destruc­tion to ter­ror­ists. The heroes embark upon a har­row­ing mis­sion to save the world, even­tu­ally reach­ing the dictator’s palace. Kim was voiced by Trey Parker in the film.

Nuked, a 2007 episode of the Com­edy Cen­tral series Lil’ Bush, had Lil’ Kim Jong-il in a school­yard rivalry with Lil’ George, thus risk­ing mutual annihilation.

The 2006 Super News! episode Jack­ass: N. Korea included Kim as a character.

In August 2008, the leader suf­fered a stroke which brought about impaired move­ment in his left arm and leg.

Although his funeral will be held Decem­ber 28 in the cap­i­tal, Pyongyang, no for­eign del­e­ga­tions will be invited, KCNA said. A period of national mourn­ing was declared from Decem­ber 17 to 29.

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