Lin Qi: Chinese gaming billionaire and Yoozoo founder dies of poisoning


The board of directors of the Yoozoo company issued 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 deep condolences on the demise of Mr. Lin Qi,” the statement said.

One of Lin’s co-workers – a 39-year-old man with the surname Xu – has been detained in Shanghai, with authorities saying in a statement that he was first alerted to a suspected poisoning on December 17.

Police said Xu was “suspected of committing a major crime.”

Two days before his death, Yoozoo released a statement saying that Lynn had been hospitalized due to “physical discomfort”, but was in stable condition and was improving.
According to the Huron Report Global Prosperous List, Lin, whose company was among China’s leading mobile game publishers in terms of global revenue, was valued at about $ 1 billion (6.8 billion yuan).
Founded in 2009, Yoozoo is known for its 2019 starring title “Game of Thrones: Winter Coming Hai”. After his focus on filmmaking in 2014, Lin bought the rights to the Chinese sci-fi novel “The Three-Body Problem”, with the Yoozoo Group signing a deal with Netflix to adapt the book to a television series produced by David Benioff Achieved it. DB Weiss of “Game of Thrones”.

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