Roh Moo-Hyun, wo had been president of the Republic of Korea until he was succeeded by Lee Myung-Bak in 2008, jumped off a mountain this morning. He had been involved in a corruption scandal towards the end of his presidency and had been accused of corruption because his wife and daughter had received funds from a shoe manufacturer. Roh had been in a 13-hour-long police questioning in April, which he was deeply ashamed of, according to a suicide note he wrote to his family. He died today after having been taken to a hospital with severe head injuries. (via SZ).
Former South-Korean President commits suicide