The suicide note Roh left on his computer will probably get published in the English-language media sometime soon, and to help out any lazy translators trawling K-blogs, I’ll offer my own translation of the original in Korean here.
I am indebted to so many people.
A lot of people have suffered because of me.
I can’t fathom their suffering more in the future.
The rest of my life will only be a burden.
I can’t do anything because of my poor health. I can’t even read or write anything.
Don’t be too sad. Life and death are both a part of nature.
Don’t be sorry. Don’t hold grudges against anyone. It’s fate. Cremate me and erect a small gravestone near my home. I’ve thought about this for a long time.
UPDATE: The 30-meter (100 feet) high cliff where Roh jumped can be seen in a KT photo here.
Roh is being warmly eulogized by politicians, academics, and the media in the PRC.