China arrests suspect over death of Game of Thrones video game tycoon


Shanghai police say they have detained a suspect in the mysterious death of Lin Qi, the billionaire founder of Chinese company Yoozoo Games, known for creating the Game of Thrones video games.

The founder of the company, also known as Youzu Interactive, was found dead in hospital on Christmas day after getting hospitalised on 17 December. The company confirmed the news of his demise in a statement on Friday.

“Goodbye youth. We will be together, continue to be kind, continue to believe in goodness, and continue the fight against all that is bad,” the statement read.

The death of the 39-year-old billionaire shocked fans and gamers on China’s social media networks.

The police statement says a co-worker, identified only by the surname Xu, has been detained as a suspect in Lin’s death. The statement also confirmed Lin was diagnosed with possible poisoning but gave no other details.

Local media outlets in China reported that prior to the alleged poisoning, there was a dispute among the executives of the Yoozoo Group

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