NPR: CEO of Chinese Games Corporation dies after alleged poisoning

NPR: CEO of Chinese Games Corporation dies after alleged poisoning

Lin Qi, Chairman and CEO of Yoozoo Games, passed away on Christmas Day after a week-long illness possibly caused by a poisoned cup of tea.

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Lin Qi, Chairman and CEO of Yoozoo Games, passed away on Christmas Day after a week-long illness possibly caused by a poisoned cup of tea.

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The Chinese billionaire CEO of video game development company Yoozoo Group died on Christmas Day following an alleged poisoning plot of his co-worker.

Lin Chi died at the age of 39, according to Shanghai Police. Lin, Yoozoo, is famous for its products Game of Thrones: Winter is coming Game.

Before his death, Lynn was linked to an upcoming high-profile project on Netflix. Lin’z Yoozoo Group bought the rights to the Chinese science fiction trilogy The Three problem body In 2015. Netflix announced in September that it would turn a world bestseller into an English-language series Game of thrones Creators David Benioff and DB Weiss. TV writer Alexander Wu has also been hired to write and produce the series, she said variety. Lynn was also involved as executive producer on the project.

Lin fell ill last week and was hospitalized on 16 December, reportedly unable to walk and suffering symptoms of “acute illness”. He was immediately taken to the intensive care unit for treatment, where he had to be resuscitated after his heart stopped, according to local reports.

By Thursday, December 24, Shanghai police He said A man has been arrested for poisoning Lin. Police referred to the two men by their surnames, but media reports said the detained suspect was Lin’s colleague, Xu Yao.

The next day, Lin died.

Xu was a senior executive in Yoozoo’s film and television division. Alleged corporate infighting may have been the motive behind the attack on Lin, according to the reports. These reports indicate that Lin may have been poisoned by a cup of Pu’er, a fermented tea.

When Yoozoo bought the rights to develop the movie The Three Flesh Problem Series in 2015, plans to develop the film under its production team were fraught with problems. This included senior personnel changes throughout production and difficulties in the group, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ultimately, the company abandoned this endeavor and sold the film rights to Netflix as well as producing a video game trilogy for a Chinese company.

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