This is certainly not unheard of. Wealthy people are often targeted in places like China for either being wealthy or not treating others properly. It is hard to say. Nuts to think this happened to him though, he was only 39. What a year this has been…
A billionaire Chinese gaming tycoon died on Christmas Day, his company announced, with police now investigating whether the 39-year-old was poisoned.
The Yoozoo company board of directors released a statement on December 26 confirming the death of founder and chairman Lin Qi.
“The directors, supervisors, senior management and all employees of the company express their deep condolences on the passing of Mr. Lin Qi,” the statement said.
A colleague of Lin’s – a 39-year-old man with the surname Xu – has been detained in Shanghai, with authorities saying in a statement that they were first alerted to a suspected poisoning on December 17.
Police said Xu was “suspected of committing a major crime.”