And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Note 4 at Mt 27:5: No doubt, Judas' love of money was one of his primary motives for betraying Jesus (Joh 12:6 with 1Ti 6:10). Yet the money he coveted so much didn't satisfy. Regardless of what Satan may say, nothing fills our emptiness except Jesus.
Note 5 at Mt 27:5: Judas didn't escape anything by committing suicide. He ushered himself into the very pits of hell and the wrath of God. Suicide is never the end of anything but rather the beginning of an even worse existence.
Note 6 at Mt 27:5: Peter also spoke of Judas' death in Ac 1:18. In that passage, he said that Judas fell "headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out." If Peter was speaking literally rather than figuratively, then it can be assumed that Judas hung himself from some great height, then fell, mutilating his body.