Mr. Qiu Zhaosheng, 69, lived in Diaobingshan of Tieling City, Liaoning Province. He previously suffered from pulmonary abscess and skin disease. Due to pulmonary tuberculosis, he was frequently hospitalized. After beginning Falun Gong practice in 1996, he regained his health. On September 18, 2001, his son was illegally arrested and sent to a forced labor camp. Soon afterwards, his wife was also arrested and jailed in a detention center for five months. He could not bear these heavy blows, and he died suddenly on July 24, 2002, about five weeks after his wife was released on bail for medical treatment.