Wang Dongxing


Age: 99

Summary: Chinese politician and a key figure in the ousting of the Gang of Four political faction who was promoted to vice chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1977 to 1980 after being Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong's principal bodyguard for decades during the Cultural Revolution, but who was forced to resign in 1980 over issues including the evaluation of Mao, the rehabilitation of persecuted officials, and then-leader Deng Xiaoping's opening and reform policy.

Cause of Death: Not released

Born: January 1, 1916

Died: August 21, 2015

Beijing, China