Lin Qi, govt producer on ‘Sport of Thrones’ creators’ new Netflix sequence, lifeless at 39 by alleged poisoning


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Lin Qi, an govt producer on “Sport of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ upcoming Netflix sequence, died at age 39 after being poisoned. 

Lin was the chairman and CEO of Yoozoo Group, which he based in 2009. The corporate was working with the TV creators on an adaptation of a science fiction sequence based mostly on “The Three-Physique Downside” trilogy of novels by Chinese language writer Liu Cixin.

The corporate confirmed the information of its CEO’s demise in a press release. Lin was hospitalized on Dec. 16 and docs rapidly decided he had been poisoned. He died on Christmas Day.

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Lin Qi, Chairman and CEO of Yoozoo Video games died by poisoning on Christmas Day.
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“At 5 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2020, the police acquired a name from a hospital relating to a affected person surnamed Lin. Through the affected person’s therapy, the hospital stated it had decided that the affected person had been poisoned. Following the decision, the police started an investigation. In accordance with investigations on website and additional interviews, the police discovered {that a} suspect surnamed Xu, who’s a coworker of the sufferer Lin, was the most certainly the perpetrator. The suspect Xu has been arrested and investigations proceed,” the assertion reads (through The Hollywood Reporter).  

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The outlet notes that native Chinese language media has reported there was a dispute amongst Yoozoo Group’s executives that preceded the poisoning occasion, which allegedly was carried out by means of a cup of pu-erh tea that Lin drank. Nonetheless, no actual particulars in regards to the crime or the particular person police apprehended have been made obtainable.

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss are working on a new Netflix series.

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss are engaged on a brand new Netflix sequence.
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Lin was working with Benioff and Weiss on an adaptation of the favored science fiction novels for Netflix. The Emmy winners introduced they had been on board the challenge in September as certainly one of their first TV tasks following the controversial conclusion of “Sport of Thrones” in Could of 2019. The story revolves round humanity’s first contact with an alien race.

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In August 2019, Benioff and Weiss signed a reported $200 million manufacturing take care of Netflix to solely make content material for the streaming service. 

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Representatives for Weiss, Benioff and Netflix didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’  request for remark.


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