Seoul Mayor Says Sorry in Suicide Note

  • By Lee Hyun-yi

    July 10, 2020 13:36

    Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon left a suicide note apologizing to and thanking those left behind.

    Park was found dead around midnight on Mt. Bukak near his official residence of apparent suicide amid burgeoning allegations of sexual misconduct.

    Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's suicide note /Courtesy of the Seoul Metropolitan Government

    The note, which was found on his desk and revealed by his chief secretary, read, "I'm sorry to everyone. I thank everyone who has been with me in my life. I will always remain sorry to my family, to whom I've given only pain. Please cremate me and scatter [the ashes] at my parent's grave. Goodbye everyone."

    Lawmakers including Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun Friday expressed shock and sadness at Park's death and canceled most of their schedule for the day.

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