From China Daily:
Director Xie Jin, one of the most renowned Chinese filmmakers of the 20th century, passed away last Saturday at the age of 85 in Shangyu, Zhejiang province.
A hotel staffer found Xie had stopped breathing in his room at around 7:40 am, according to a report by the city’s government.
Xie arrived in the city on Friday to attend the 100th anniversary of the founding of his alma mater – Chunhui Middle School.
Xie’s alumnus Tu Guanxiong told West China Metropolis Daily that he and some other alumni asked the staffer to open the door, because Xie did not respond when they knocked.