Shanghai police said they have detained a suspect for poisoning by a billionaire founder of a Chinese video game company. The company shot the movie based on the science fiction novel “Three Questions.” According to his company Yoozoo Games Co. (also known as “Youzu Interactive”), Lynch, 39, died on Christmas Day after being hospitalized.
The police statement stated that a 39-year-old colleague was arrested, whose surname was only identified by Xu’s surname. The statement said that the victim was hospitalized on December 17 and was diagnosed with possible poisoning, but did not provide other details. The Hollywood reporter quoted local media as reporting that Lin was troubled by a cup of poisonous tea.
An employee who answered the phone at the Shanghai Police Press Office on Monday said that there was no other news to release.
The business magazine “Caixin” cited industry insiders as saying that the suspect was an employee of Yoozoo’s film department and was studying the “three-body problem.” The novel is currently being adapted into the Netflix series produced by the creators of “Game of Thrones” David Benioff and DB Weiss. Lin is listed as the executive producer of the series.
Yoozoo is also known for its “Game of Thrones: Winter Is Here”.
According to the “Hurun Report” (Hurun Report), among China’s richest entrepreneurs, Mr. Lin ranked 870th with a net worth of 6.8 billion yuan (US$1 billion).