Chinese tycoon and founder of the video game “Game of Thrones” Lin Qi, 39, has died, and Shanghai police say he died after alleged poisoning.
He was mysteriously killed on Christmas Day (December 25), according to the BBC.
Lin Qi was chairman and chief executive of games developer Yoozoo.
A Shanghai police statement named one of his accomplices, identified only by his surname Xu Yao, as a suspect.
According to the Hurun China Rich List, Lynch was one of the richest men in the country with a net worth of about 6.8 billion yuan ( $960 million).
Many current and former employees of the company mourned Lin Qi’s death outside Yoozoo’s office.
He was a star in the Chinese gaming market and also ventured into film production.
He founded Yoozoo in 2009 and successfully ran the company at a time when the gaming industry was undergoing a lot of changes due to mobile gaming.
His company also issued an emotional statement on Weibo’s official account following Lin Qi’s death.
The cause of death was not immediately clear, with police saying Lincoln was believed to have been poisoned.
On the other hand, a statement issued by Yoozoo said that Lin Qi himself was admitted to the hospital due to ill health but his condition was better.
However, in a dramatic way, Yoozoo announced on December 25 that the company’s founder had died.
In addition, local reports suggest that the man taken into police custody may be Xu Yao, who heads Yoozoo’s movie production.
There is also speculation in the local media that Lin Qi was poisoned with old pure tea.