Who is the older half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un?
Kim Jong-nam is believed to have been murdered by two female assassins despatched from Pyongyang, according to the South Korea’s spy agency.
Lee Byung-ho, director of the National Intelligence Service, told National Assembly members that Mr Kim was killed with poison at the airport.
As the investigation into the death continues, here is a look at the life of the one-time heir of North Korea who died in exile.
Who is Kim Jong-nam?
Kim Jong-nam was the eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, who died in late 2011.
For many years, the son of North Korean actress Song Hye-rim was considered to be the heir apparent to his father.
But he fell out of favour after being attempting to enter Japan to visit Tokyo Disneyland using a forged passport in 2001.
Former North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il with his son Kim Jong-Nam
Kim Jong-nam later entered exile and even occasionally criticised the secretive regime ruled by his family for decades.
Kim Jong-il passed over Kim Jong-nam and groomed his younger son Kim Jong-un as his successor. Kim Jong-nam did not attend his funeral.
Living outside of the isolationist country, Kim Jong-nam was spotted with fashionable ladies at airports and visited casinos in Macau.
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KIM JONG-SUK: North Korean founder Kim Il-sung and his first wife Kim Jong-suk gave birth to their son Kim Jong-il in 1941.
He had an expensive home in Macau – the Chinese gambling enclave – where his wife and daughter are reportedly living under Chinese protection.
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