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Younger brother of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung dies

Born in 1920, Kim Yong Ju was once seen as a potential leader of the nation

Kim Yong Ju was North Korea's representative in negotiations with the South that resulted in a joint announcement in 1972 on working together toward the reunification of the peninsula. (Source photos by Kyodo and Reuters) 

BEIJING (Kyodo) -- Kim Yong Ju, a younger brother of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung, has died, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Wednesday.

KCNA said leader Kim Jong Un sent a wreath on Tuesday to express deep condolences over the death of Kim Yong Ju, who is believed to have been once purged from the leadership following a power struggle.

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