Xu Ming


Age: 44

Chinese businessman and billionaire who became one of China's wealthiest people as he forged ties with some of the Communist Party's top leaders before suddenly falling out of favor whose most prominent political patron was Bo Xilai, the mayor of Dalian whose government in the 1990's gave the young businessman lucrative contracts to beautify the city, and whose downfall in March 2012 was quickly followed by his own detention under circumstances that have never been explained, but who was due to be released in September 2016.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: April 1971

Died: December 4, 2015

Wuhan, China