Tributes are being paid in Seoul to former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun who police believe took his own life on Saturday.Mourners laid white chrysanthemums, the traditional flower of grief, outside a palace in the capital. A local news agency quoted police as saying Roh jumped from a cliff in the mountains near his home. What appears to be a suicide note was reportedly found on his computer. It read “Don’t be sorry. Don’t blame anybody. It’s fate. Please cremate me and please leave a small tombstone near home.” Roh’s reputation had recently become sullied by a corruption scandal involving his wife. He admitted that while he was in office, she had accepted a large amount of money from a wealthy businessman but that he had not known at the time. Roh’s time in office, which ended last year, was notable for closer ties and unconditional aid to North Korea.
Shock in S. Korea after ex-president's 'suicide'