Some three-thousand mourners have gathered for a candlelit vigil in Seoul to honor late South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun. The 62-year-old ex-leader jumped to his death last weekend.
Some mourners openly wept as they watched a tribute to their late leader.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands other mourners paid their respects to Roh at various mourning sites across the country. They were preparing to bid farewell to the late president in a "people's funeral"... at an ancient royal palace in Seoul on Friday.
Ahn Byung-Man, South Korean Citizen, said, "Our citizens' thoughts are all the same. He was the president, and since he suddenly died, there is unspeakable grief. People are gathered here for the same reason."
Roh died on Saturday after throwing himself off a rocky cliff.
Security personnel rushed Roh to a nearby hospital. And then he was transferred to a university hospital where he was declared dead.
South Korea's Presidential Security Service says it will conduct its own investigation after police announce the outcome of their probe into Roh's death.
Roh's suicide came as he and his family faced intense questioning about 6 million US dollars given to the Rohs during his presidency.
The allegations tarnished the image of Roh, who prided himself on being a "clean" politician.
(CCTV May 28, 2009)