Young Chinese Billionaire, Yoozoo Games CEO Lin Dies at 39 amid Poisoning Probe

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Lin Qi, the chief executive officer of Chinese video-game publisher Yoozoo Games, has died after being hospitalized amid a Shanghai police investigation into a suspected poisoning case. He was 39.

Yoozoo Games via The Straits Times/Asian News Network

Yoozoo announced that Lin, the founder, chairman and top shareholder, died on Friday without giving a specific cause.

The Chinese billionaire entered the hospital recently after experiencing “acute symptoms of illness” and his condition was “stable”, the Shanghai-based company had said in a statement two days ago.

Shanghai police said in a social media post on Dec 23 that a 39-year-old man with the last name of Lin was allegedly poisoned, and that a suspect has been detained amid the investigation.

It has been reported that a 39-year-old male colleague surnamed Xu has been detained amid the investigation. The suspect works at a motion picture company, Yoozoo said without elaborating.

Yoozoo, also called Youzu Interactive Co, has launched titles including “Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming.”

In September, it reached an agreement with Netflix Inc to adapt the science fiction novel “The Three-Body Problem” into a series.

Yoozoo said the company will continue normal operations and will seek a successor for Lin. – The Star