Chinese designer and university lecturer Wu Guanying (吴冠英) passed away. Wu died on Tuesday at the age of 67, the Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University announced. According to the statement, Wu had suffered from a “severe cold.” Wu was the main designer of the Fuwa mascots for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He also designed the Fu Niu LeLe cow, the mascot for the 2008 Paralympic Games. Wu also designed the commemorative coin for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and several postage stamps. Wu was born in 1955 in Zhongshan in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.
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