The Founder and CEO of Shanghai-based Yoozoo Games, Lin Qi, passed away on Christmas Day. Yoozoo (or Youzu) is best known for its free-to-play browser titles, like the League of Angels series or Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming, and the cause of the 39-year-old Lin’s death sounds like it might have been written by George R.R. Martin himself.

Police in Shanghai are investigating Lin’s death as a possible poisoning, with one of Lin’s co-workers, identified as a 39-year-old male with the surname Xu, being detained as a suspect. Lin was admitted to a hospital on Dec. 16, suffering from “acute symptoms of illness,” his company said at the time.

Lin was also the co-producer of Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of sci-fi novel “The Three-Body Problem.” Suspect Xu has been listed as an employee of Yoozoo’s film division, which was working on the project.

(Sources for this piece included Kotaku, Associated Press, South China Morning Post, and Bloomberg.)


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