North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un rumored to be dead.

Kim Jong Un is rumored to be dead, according to a Hong Kong broadcast network, while a Japanese magazine is reporting that North Korea’s rocket man is in a “vegetative state” after he underwent heart surgery earlier this month.

Early reports have indicated that the North Korean dictator died following complications from heart surgery he had earlier in the month. If reports of his death are believed to be true, or verified before an official state announcement, this could spark turmoil for the secretive nation and the world.

This rumor remains unconfirmed at the moment, and North Korean state media have provided no information about Kim’s health or whereabouts