In the evening of October 30, Tao Jie, a writer of Netease Entertainment, revealed that Jin Yong suffered from liver cancer in his later years. He visited the hospital on Monday. Jin Yong was asleep at the time and wrote on a social networking website that he had visited Jin Yong in Yanghe Hospital last week. He told Jin Yong about the world situation in Shanghai dialect and described Jin Yongs eyes at that time. His eyes sparkled and he listened attentively to the Sino-US dispute, like a pure child, and on Monday, when he visited again, Jin Yong fell asleep and looked so good that Tao Jie thought it would be weeks before he received the news of his death on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Tao Jie, Jin Yong died at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when he was talking to relatives and friends on video, listening silently to relatives and friends talking to him, Listening to a smile and passing away.