Liang Yusheng, a pioneer in Chinese martial arts novels, has died, news reports said. He was 85.
Liang died at his home in Sydney, Australia on Jan. 22, the Australian edition of the Hong Kong newspaper Sing Tao Daily reported Monday.
Luo Fu, the former editor of the now-defunct Sin Wan Bao newspaper, which hired Liang to write his first kung fu series, was quoted by Hong Kong’s Ming Pao Daily News on Tuesday as saying that Liang had died.
Liang, whose real name was Chen Wuntong, has been in poor health in recent years, diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2004 and suffering a stroke when he visited Hong Kong in 2007, Ming Pao said.
See also a post from Danwei on Liang’s death, which includes translations of Chinese media reports.