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Heroes Never Die! In Memorial of Wu Hong Yu

By Xueyang
May. 23, 2023 updated 11:20

May 23 marks the 7th anniversary of the passing of the hero Wu Hongyu, who sacrificed himself for a justice cause. On May 23, 2016, at the age of only 20, Wu Hongyu saw someone stealing his friend's motorcycle and tried to chase down the thief. Ultimately, Wu Hongyu was tragically injured in a following traffic accident. Soon after being taken to the hospital, he passed away.

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Wu Hongyu's last few chat records and moments on social media showed that he was looking forward to playing the game "Overwatch." His last post on social media read, "Is anyone waiting for Overwatch's opening tomorrow?" However, he sacrificed himself on May 23, the very day before "Overwatch" launched.

Hong yu in Lijiang Tower MapHong yu in Lijiang Tower Map

Guangdong University of Technology released a statement on its official Weibo account titled "Heroes Never Die" in commemoration of Wu Hongyu. Blizzard Entertainment also included Wu Hongyu in "Overwatch." In the Lijiang Tower map, he appears as an astronaut with his name "Hongyu" printed on his suit. The background panel behind him reads "Heroes Never Die".

Source: Weibo