A Netflix producer and Game of Thrones video games tycoon has passed away after being poisoned by his co-worker.
39-year-old Lin Qi, the founder and chairman of Yoozoo Group, was rushed to a hospital on December 16 and died on December 25.
Yoozoo is best known for the ‘Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming’ video game. The company sold Netflix the adaptation rights to The Three-Body Problem, one of the most popular science fiction books in China.
Mr. Lin, who had a net worth of 6.8bn yuan ($1.293m) was one of the executive producers of the upcoming film.
Xu Yao, a senior executive in Yoozoo’s television and film division, has been arrested, according to reports. This comes amid rumors of disagreements among the executive members of the company.
Yao, who graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, is currently the head of Yoozoo subsidiary The Three-Body Universe.
Shanghai police said in a statement on Wednesday: “At 5pm on Dec 17, 2020, the police received a call from a hospital regarding a patient surnamed Lin.
“During the patient’s treatment, the hospital said it had determined that the patient had been poisoned. Following the call, the police began an investigation.
“According to investigations on site and further interviews, the police found that a suspect surnamed Xu, who is a coworker of the victim Lin, was the most likely the perpetrator. The suspect Xu has been arrested and investigations continue.”
According to reports, Lin had to take himself to the hospital after he started to feel unwell.
The company later released a statement, which read: “Goodbye youth.
“We will be together, continue to be kind, continue to believe in goodness, and continue the fight against all that is bad.”
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