It is a sign of his greatness that even after he died, his corpse was denying his death and then went out and shot 35 under at Pyongyang Municipal golf course.
And he was a keen promoter of brollies. Though I never take credit for the influence I have had on world leaders such as my bezzie mates Tony Blair and Benezir Bhutto, both of whom I influenced hugely, it is obvious that Kim Bogg-il clearly picked up some tips on leadership when I popped into to North Korea a couple of years ago. As I wrote at the time (September 2009):
"Today I am off to North Korea to try and have a word with the Dear Leader about his recent umbrella obsession (click here)"
And these posts outline what he may have gleaned from watching my style of stuff. See here and here.
So all very sad. At this rate there'll be no evil dictator pariah figures left for Western governments to demonise.
Instead the world has been left to contemplate its reaction to death of man capable of crazed words, beloved by some, as Ronnie Wolfe, writer of On the Buses has also died.
And I suspect that sadly today Ronnie Wolfe will become Mother Theresa to Kim Bogg-il's Diana.