‘Happiness preacher’ found dead in apparent suicide


SEOUL– A motel employee in the town of Goyang north of Seoul found Choi Yoon-Hee, 63, and her 72-year-old husband hanging in their room Thursday night, they said.

A note left by Choi and released by police read: “I’ve felt something wrong with my body from two years ago. I have a hard time, suffering from lung and heart diseases.” She apologised to her family and friends for giving in to “unbearable” pain. Choi wrote about 20 books about happiness and hope and earned her nickname for inspiring people to live happily through her TV programs.