30 year old expat dies in Shenzhen, family raising funds to have body repatriated

Posted: 10/12/2012 2:06 pm

The family of Ryan Gibson, who died in Shenzhen Sept. 24 according to his obituary, has launched a fundraising campaign to repatriate his remains.

The family has so far raised just under half of the $8,000 CAD (51,294 RMB) required to bring him home to Victoria, British Columbia, according to the web page they are using for the campaign.

Gibson was described by one friend who donated $50 CAD as “an incredible and kind man with a contagious laugh.” Dozens of others echoed the sentiment. One friend told us that he used his experience as a writer to good effect when teaching English in China, saying “He was one of the most talented writers I have known.”

It has been alleged that Gibson jumped off a balcony and was in a troubled marriage. “I can’t believe it,” one of his friends told The Nanfang.

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