Roebuck's final words: "I've got a problem"

Nov 14, 2011, 08:57 IST | A Correspondent

Celebrated cricket writer Peter Roebuck committed suicide and fell to his death at the hotel he was staying in at Cape Town, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The newspaper stated: "A Cape Town detective and a uniformed police officer from the sexual crimes unit began speaking with Roebuck, 55, in his room at Southern Sun Hotel, Newlands, about 9pm.

"Roebuck, who was agitated, asked a fellow cricket journalist for help. 'Can you come down to my room quickly? I've got a problem,' he said.
He asked for help to find a lawyer and for contact to be made with the students he helped to house in Pietermaritzburg. Minutes later Roebuck fell to his death from a window.
It is believed only the uniformed officer was in the room. Paramedics rushed to the hotel but Roebuck was pronounced dead. Police established a crime scene and took personal items from the room."

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