Seven Swords novelist dies
Tue, Jan 27, 2009
The Straits Times

HONG KONG, CHINA - HONG KONG wuxia (swordfighting) novelist Liang Yusheng who, along with Louis Cha and Gu Long, form the three great pillars of the modern wuxia fiction genre, has died, reports quoting the Australian media said. He was 84.

He died last Thursday in Sydney, where he retired in the 1980s, with his wife and children by his bedside.

He reportedly had bladder cancer in 2004. He suffered a stroke in 2007 while visiting Hong Kong and had lived at a Sydney nursing home since.

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