'China's Tolkien': millions mourn death of martial arts novelist Jin Yong

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The author, whose real name was Louis Cha, is one of the world’s most-read Chinese writers

Fans across the Chinese-speaking world mourned the death of martial arts writer Louis Cha, better known by his pen name Jin Yong, who died on Tuesday afternoon.

Cha, 94, best known for his epic wuxia novels following kung fu heroes in ancient China, passed away in a hospital in Hong Kong after a long illness, according to Hong Kong media.

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