| Roh Moo-hyun |
Gimhae, South Korea
|Died||23 May 2009 (Age 62)|
Yangsan, South Korea
Cause of death
|Victim of||premature death|
|Party||Unified Party (1988–1990) Democratic Party (1990–1997), Millennium Democratic Party, (1997–2003), Uri Party, (2003–2007)|
Former South Korean President. Officially committed suicide after a corruption scandal, which was promptly closed.
Roh Moo-hyun was a Korean politician. He died suddenly while being investigated for corruption. It was ruled a suicide.
However, the Ministry of Justice and the prosecution have now declared an end to the investigation. Justice Minister Kim Kyung-han said, ``The ongoing investigation will be brought to a halt following his death.
Roh's elder brother,Geon-pyeong, who is serving a prison term for a separate bribery case, was temporarily released to attend the funeral.
The former head of state was suspected of taking at least $6.4 million in bribes from Park during his presidency, dealing a devastating blow to the man who earned fame as a "clean" politician.
On the morning of 23 May 2009, Roh Moo-Hyun was found seriously injured at the base of a 45m cliff known as Bueong'i Bawi behind his rural home in his home village of Bongha. He was sent by car to Seyoung hospital nearby at 7:20 am and moved to Busan University Hospital at around 8:15 am (and pronounced dead at around 9:30 am (00:30 GMT). It was ruled a suicide.
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SKorean ex-president Roh dies in apparent suicide