On Tuesday, Michael T. Ronan told his Physics 8A class that the day would be his last; he was suffering from depression and could not go on teaching. The next day, Ronan was discovered dead behind a UC-Berkeley building. The paper had contacted Ronan just after he made his announcement Tuesday. "I wanted to say goodbye to the class," he said. "I had troubles and just couldn't handle it and just came to the point that I just had to give up. I'm just depressed." The interview happened about two hours before he apparently fell to his death, the Daily Cal reports.