Posted by Joel Martinsen on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 10:55 AM
Luo Jing (罗京), who co-anchored CCTV's Network News program for two decades, passed away this morning at the age of 48.
Luo was diagnosed with lymphoma last May, and his condition was made public in September following his final Network News appearance on August 31, 2008.
Today's news follows reports of his death earlier this year:
Here's a clip of part of a 1988 Network News broadcast, re-run by CCTV News to mark Luo's passing:
In addition to his news-reading, Luo frequently performed on CCTV specials, to the delight of audiences who were used to his sober, emotionless delivery. Here's a clip of Luo performing a selection from the Peking Opera Ganlu Temple:
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