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Kim Jong-nam was the eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. From roughly 1994 to 2001, he was considered the heir apparent to his father. He was thought to have fallen out of favour after embarrassing the regime in 2001 with a failed attempt to visit Tokyo Disneyland with a false passport although Kim himself said his loss of favour had been due to advocating reform.
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  • Personal 

  • 1998–2001: Heir apparent 

  • 2001: Tokyo Disneyland incident 

  • 2001–2005: Loss of favour 

  • 2005–2017: Rise of Kim Jong-un 

  • Assassination