Ying Ruocheng


Age: 74

Chinese actor who appeared in several western (as in hemisphere) films including fourth billing in Bernardo Bertolucci's 1987 film The Last Emperor and 1993's Little Buddha, and who served as China's vice minister of culture in the mid-1980's when the nation began to open up again to the outside world.

Cause of Death: Liver disease

Born: June 21, 1929

Died: December 27, 2003

Beijing, China