Qiao Renliang [File Photo]
On Friday evening, Qiao Renliang, a Chinese actor and singer, was found dead in a Shanghai apartment. The 28-year-old is thought to have suffered severe depression. The police have ruled out homicide.
The Shanghai police announced a man was found dead in Qishun road, Shanghai on Friday. The next day Qiao's management company confirmed the 28-year-old's death, saying Qiao suffered severe depression from a combination of a heavy workload and public rumors.
In the last week, Qiao was said to be depressed and suffer mood swings. Wounds found on his body are thought to be self-inflicted.
His funeral will be held later in Shanghai.
Qiao Renliang gained popularity after taking part in the "My Hero" show and winning second place in 2007. He was chosen to sing the theme song of Microsoft's Windows 7 in the Asia-Pacific Region.
In recent years, Qiao focused on performing in TV series and films. His roles in "Legend of Lu Zhen", "To Youth 2", "Our Ten Years", and others have won him a lot of fans. 1 2 3