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Celebrities Mourn the Late Former President Roh

2009/05/27 Source

Celebrities are joining the rest of the nation in mourning the late Former President Roh Moo-hyun. Rock band YB, actors Moon Sung-geun and Dong Bang-woo, and singer Jeon In-kwon have gone down to Roh's hometown of Bongha in southern Korea to pay their last respects to the deceased leader.

Meanwhile, younger celebrities are using their online homepages as venues to pay tribute to the former president. Actor Lee Joon-gi wrote words of condolences on his mini homepage and comedian Kim Je-dong wrote that he admired the late president and wanted to drive a tractor with him. Popera singer Im Hyung-joo mourned Roh's death by saying that he still remembers how the president held his hands and smiled at him after he sang the Korean national anthem at Roh's inauguration ceremony.

Some celebrities added their own political opinions to the tributes. Rapper 60row described Roh as a young and innovative president and criticized the arrogance of the current government. MC the Max lead vocalist Isu also wrote that all of us should bear some responsibility for Roh's death.

Meanwhile, TV and radio stations have decided to suspend the broadcasting of comedy and variety programs until the public funeral service on May 29th.

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