Billionaire Game of Thrones games tycoon and Netflix producer, Lin Qi, dies at 39 after allegedly being poisoned by a co-worker amid fights among his company’s executives Lin Qi, chairman and CEO of the Chinese entertainment company Yoozoo Group and a producer on Netflix’s upcoming series The Three-Body Problem, has died after he was allegedly poisoned by a co-worker amid fights among his company’s executives’
His company, Yoozoo Group, confirmed that Lin died on Christmas Day after being hospitalized about a week earlier. He was 39.
Police in Shanghai is currently investigating his death. They have reportedly arrested a suspect named Xu, who Chinese media outlets have identified as Lin’s colleague at Yoozoo, Xu Yao.
Local reports also allege that a dispute among Yoozoo executives led to Lin’s death after he was allegedly poisoned via aged Pu’er tea.
The China Economic Weekly, a magazine with ties to the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, said that Xu is suspected of having poisoned Lin due to “work disputes” that resulted in the former’s salary being cut. He may have administered the poison via medication, it added.
Other outlets cited a doctor surnamed Zhou who attended to Lin as saying the executive had eaten blueberries the day he fell ill, but it remains unclear whether they were a source of poison.
Zhou speculated that Lin might have encountered a neurotoxin like the deadly tetrodotoxin found in pufferfish based on his symptoms. Two other outlets said he might have been hit with a cocktail of different poisons. A-teenager-who-got-7A1s-in-the-2019-West-African-Senior-School-Certificate-Examination-WASSCE-from-Graceland-college-in-Enugu-has-died
Shanghai-headquartered, Shenzhen-listed Yoozoo said in a statement that it had received notice of Lin’s passing via his family.
“The board of directors gives its highest respects to the chairman for his contributions to the firm,” it said, adding that Yoozoo executives and employees felt “deep grief and mourning, and send their sincere condolences to the family.”
Lin, who founded Yoozoo in 2009, helped steer its successful transition from producing online games to mobile games. He was an executive producer on Netflix’s forthcoming adaptation of The Three-Body Problem and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. A-teenager-who-got-7A1s-in-the-2019-West-African-Senior-School-Certificate-Examination-WASSCE-from-Graceland-college-in-Enugu-has-died.Here