From The Chosun Ilbo
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s niece Chang Geum-song died in Paris, where she was studying, last month. She is the only daughter of Kim Kyung-hee, Kim Jong-il’s younger sister, and Chang Song-taek, the first vice director of the Organization and Guidance Department of North Korea’s Workers’ Party.
According to sources on Friday, Chang died from an overdose of sleeping pills. She suffered from insomnia and took the pills after drinking. There are rumors that she committed suicide since her parents objected to her North Korean lover, citing his lowly class background. Chang was ordered to return to North Korea but rejected the recall.