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Game of thrones video games maker dies after alleged poisoning

The Chief Executive Officer of video game developer Group, Yoozoo, has been reported dead following a suspected colleague’s alleged poisoning plot.

Lin Qi who is best known for Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming game, died at the age of 39, according to Shanghai police.

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Before his death, Lin was attached to an upcoming, high-profile Netflix project. Lin’z Yoozoo Group had purchased the rights to the Chinese sci-fi trilogy The Three Body Problem in 2015

Netflix announced in September it would adapt the internationally bestselling books into an English series with Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Television writer Alexander Woo was also set to write and produce the series, according to Variety. Lin was also involved as executive producer on the project.

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The company also issued an emotional statement on its official Weibo microblog.

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

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Source: NPR and BBC

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