Death of Roh Moo-hyun

August 6, 1946 - May 23, 2009
Seoul | Age 62

South Korean ex-president jumps to his death
Roh Moo-hyun Obituary Photo

Tools to share this Obituary

SEOUL, South Korea - Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, whose hard-won reputation as a corruption fighter was tarnished by bribery allegations that drew in his family and closest associates, jumped to his death Saturday while hiking in the mountains behind his rural home. He was 62.

After leaving his family a suicide note, Roh threw himself off a steep cliff around 6:40 a.m., police and lawyer Moon Jae-in said in the southern port city of Busan.

"I'm indebted to too...

Read Complete Obituary

Record an Audio Memory — Use Your Phone — Free

Most Recent Condolences

Track Celebrity Deaths

Receive email notification about people of national interest.