Author Michael Malice, who wrote Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il, claims that Kim Jong Un's alleged death could lead to mass destruction of North Korea's notorious concentration camps.
"Kim Jong Un is the elite's key to holding on to power," Malice tweeted.
"The premise that if he dies they would simply back down to China and/or America or the forces of liberal democracy, though hopeful and promising, is not remotely close to a given."
"This should be a source of enormous concern," he wrote.
"If in fact he were dead this might be one of their top priorities and an urgent matter of life-and-death for them i am very very worried about this."