Famed Chinese martial arts novelist Louis Cha, known by his pen name of Jin Yong, died in Hong Kong on Oct. 30, 2018.
His 15 novels have inspired the production of several movies, TV series, and radio dramas.
His work has influenced Chinese of all generations.
Hundreds of millions of Chinese web users are expressing their condolences to him on Weibo.
That generated more than 1 BILLION views within the first few hours after the news broke.
One web user said: “Today, our youth is fading away with Jin Yong.”