Whether or not he survives, for something clearly is happening, will be interesting. It appears a sister has been put into a position of power. Whether or not that was just normal, or has more significance cannot really be known. The North Korean officials are better at hiding secrets than the US government. With how crazy Kim Jong-Un can be, his passing may be a good thing. We know what his survival will eventually bring. He's insane, and will do crazy things. His predecessors were at least sane. That family is filled with a lot of vicious and nasty people.