Shi Pei Pu

 

 

Age: 70

 

Summary: Chinese opera singer and spy whose sexually complicated love affair with a French Embassy worker created one of the strangest cases in international espionage and was the inspiration for the Broadway show M. Butterfly after he was convicted of espionage in France in 1986 along with his lover Bernard Bouriscot, and who had been believed to be a woman for years at least by Bouriscot (he is now 64 years old and served time in prison after the affair and became a laughingstock in France, where he still lives).

 

 

Cause of Death: Not released

 

Born: December 21, 1938

 

Died: June 30, 2009

 

Location: Paris, France