Another batch of cultural and sports celebrities died of illness, including Ge You’s mother, curling champion | infected | Wang Yibo | Wang Wenjiao

[The Epoch Times, December 27, 2022](Comprehensive report by Epoch Times reporter Cheng Jing) In the past 48 hours, during the Christmas season, six more people died of illness in the cultural and sports circles in mainland China, including the 27-year-old champion curling player Wang Yibo , Wang Wenjiao, known as the founder of Chinese badminton, Yan Dingxian, former director of Shanghai Animation Film Studio, and Shi Wenxin, mother of famous actor Ge You, etc.

27-year-old curling player Wang Yibo

At 1:00 am on December 25th, the 27-year-old athlete Wang Yibo, who was at the peak of his career, died of illness in the hospital after rescue. This news was on the hot search list on Weibo, with 370 million viewers.

On Monday (26th), a staff member of the Harbin Winter Sports Training Center told the cover news reporter that Wang Yibo, a native of Harbin, died of illness in the early morning of December 25th, and “will bid farewell at the funeral home tomorrow morning.”

The cover news reported that in July 2022, due to physical discomfort, Wang Yibo had an examination at Beijing Tiantan Hospital and was diagnosed with encephalitis. After relevant treatment, his condition improved and he was discharged. In the days that followed, his condition recurred and deteriorated sharply in November 2022.

According to reports, he struggled with the disease for 2 months and was finally diagnosed with central lymphoma. At 1:00 am on December 25, 2022, Wang Yibo died of illness in the hospital after rescue failed. The report did not mention whether it was related to the new coronavirus.

According to public information, Wang Yibo was born on April 23, 1995. He began to learn curling at the Harbin Sports School in 2009. He entered the winter training center curling team for training in 2012. He became a trial athlete at the center in 2017. National Championship.

Wang Yibo’s Harbin team defeated the Qinghai team 8-3 in the men’s team final of the China Curling Classic·China Open (Qinghai, China) held at the Doba National Plateau Sports Training Base in Qinghai in April 2021 and won the champion.

Chinese badminton founder Wang Wenjiao dies of illness

On December 25, Wang Wenjiao, China’s meritorious badminton coach, died in Beijing at 3:12 due to illness at the age of 89.

According to a report from, Wang Wenjiao was once an Indonesian football star. His ancestral home was Fujian, China, and he returned to China in 1954. At the end of December 1956, Wang Wenjiao promoted the establishment of China’s first provincial badminton team – the Fujian team. By 1958, more than 20 provinces and cities across the country had established badminton teams, all of which were trained with textbooks published by Wang Wenjiao. guide.

However, the nationwide famine that began in 1959 setback the development of badminton, and some provincial and municipal training teams were forced to disband. Wang Wenjiao retired from his career as an athlete and became a coach due to years of fighting and injuries. Wang joined the Communist Party of China in April 1960.

“Beiqing Daily” reported that Shi Wenxin, the mother of famous actor Ge You and literary editor of Beijing Film Studio, died on the evening of December 25 at the age of 94. The news was on the hot search list on Weibo, with 110 million people reading it.

According to the report, Shi Wenxin graduated from the Beijing Film School. From 1954 to 1956, he worked as an editor in the Script Creation Office of the Central Film Bureau. In 1956, he was transferred to the Literature Department of Beijing Film Studio as an editor.

Shi Wenxin has been engaged in film and literature editing for 30 years, and edited and distributed more than a dozen films such as “Red Flag Spectrum”, “Miner’s Lamp”, “Unnamed Island”, “Colorful Road”, “Li Siguang”, “Acacia Woman’s Inn”, “Ruyi” and so on And “Smedley”, “Master’s Gate” (and screenwriter) and other film and literary scripts.

In the 1950s, Shi Wenxin married Ge Cunzhuang, an actor from Beijing Film Studio.

In addition, many celebrities in the literary and art circles have passed away in the past two days. At 11 o’clock on December 26, Yan Dingxian, former director of Shanghai Animation Film Studio, passed away at the age of 87. He is a member of the Communist Party of China, a national first-class director, an art film director, and the chief animation designer of the cartoon “Havoc in Heaven”. He used to be director of Shanghai Animation Film Studio, vice president of China Animation Society, director of Shanghai Film Association, and member of International Association of Animation (ASIFA).

In the early hours of December 26, a film blogger revealed that Beijing Film Studio performance artist Li Changle passed away at the age of 84. She has starred in many films such as “Icing on the Blossom” and “Peacock Princess”, and was also named as one of the 22 candidates for the top movie stars.

On December 25, according to media verification, Zhang Mu, the former head of the opera troupe of the China Opera and Dance Theater and a national first-class actor, died of illness in Beijing at the age of 92. Zhang Mu has starred in many well-known opera works such as “The White Haired Girl” and “Xiao Erhei Married”, and once played the role of Mao Zedong, the former leader of the Communist Party of China. He is the husband of the famous actor Xie Fang.

Official obituaries did not mention whether the celebrities died of the disease. However, with the recent outbreak of the epidemic in China, celebrities, experts and scholars gather and die every day. The government previously announced that people who were infected but had underlying diseases were not classified as deaths from the disease; in December, only 9 cases of death from the disease were publicly announced.

According to previous internal documents of the National Health and Medical Commission of the Communist Party of China, the cumulative number of people infected with the disease in China from December 1 to 20 has reached 248 million, and the number of new infections in a single day on December 20 reached 37 million.

In 2020, Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gongreason“The article warns: “This kind of plague comes with a purpose and a goal. It is to weed out the evil party members and those who walk with the evil CCP.” Master Li Hongzhi also exhorted: “Stay away from the evil CCP , do not take sides with the evil party, because behind it is the red devil, on the surface it behaves like a hooligan, and it does all kinds of evil. God is going to start eradicating it, and those who stand for it will be eliminated.”

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