Mr. Gao Xichen, 78, was a resident of Yanshan Town, Fujin City, Heilongjiang Province. He began to practice Falun Dafa in spring 1996, after which he enjoyed good health. After July 20, 1999, his three children were detained for validating Dafa. The local police often came to his home and harassed him. The persecution severely hurt his mind and body, and consequently he stopped cultivating. He suffered a stroke in April 2000 and developed diabetes. Although he received medical treatment, it was ineffective. He passed away in November 2000.