Li Yong was born on May 3, 1968, and died on October 25, 2018.
He was a leading host on China Central Television (CCTV).
Li Yong was known for being the host of the CCTV programs Lucky 52, Super 6+1, and various editions of the CCTV New Year’s Gala.
He was known for his unorthodox presentation skills and flamboyant outfits.
His family began from Shandong, yet he was brought up in Urumqi, Xinjiang, in the far-west piece of China. As a youngster, he was occupied with painting.
He exceeded expectations in the National College Entrance Examination and intended to wind up a performing artist.
From 1987 he considered radio at the then Beijing Broadcasting Institute, where he started dating Ha Wen. The two therefore wedded; Ha has both created Li’s projects for CCTV and been his marketing expert.
He was an individual from the Communist Party of China.
In the wake of graduating, he joined CCTV’s in 1991 as a choreographer.
While he likewise worked in news, he made his name in light excitement.
He lived in focal Beijing and the couple had a little girl conceived in 2002.
Since 2001, he had been one the six fundamental hosts of the CCTV New Year’s Gala, which had an ordinary group of onlookers evaluated at a few hundred million individuals every year.
He was regularly utilized in on-screen and printed limited time material as people in general face of CCTV.
He was propelled to acclaim by Lucky 52, a CCTV-2 gameshow with group of onlookers figures around 50 million.
In view of a British gameshow arrange (conceivably Who Wants to be a Millionaire?).
The show circulated on Saturdays at 6:55pm. The last air was 25 October 2008 and its rehashes, as Li declared/CCTV reported that Lucky 52 would go off air.
Li Yong at that point included Super 6+1, another gameshow communicate on CCTV-2 on end of the week nighttimes after Xinwen Lianbo.
A turn off ability rivalry named Chinese Dream was broadcast amid the October 2005 National Holiday, as CCTV endeavored to react to the achievement of adversary Hunan TV’s Super Girl.
Notwithstanding the help of SARFT, which was asserted to have clipped down on adversary programs, the program was viewed as a relative disappointment and was collapsed once more into Super 6+1.
The World Brand Laboratory has perceived Li as the best TV have in China since their positioning started in 2004.
His value to CCTV was assessed at ¥500 million (at 2007 rates, £33m or US$66m).
The 2005 positioning depicted him as whimsical, “clever and wise”.
Li Yong was known for his flashy picture and his looks, which were depicted as whimsical and even appalling.
His on-screen dress was frequently formal men’s clothing with so much alterations as sequins and brilliantly shaded linings. His hair was longer than was regular for Chinese men of his age and status.
The 2005 positioning noticed his propensity to chuckle before the camera, at his own jokes.
On 23 June 2016, it was reported that he would be the new moderator of The Voice of China, which would be entitled “Sing! China – 中国好声音”.
On 29 October 2018, Li’s wife Ha Wen revealed that he died in the United States on 25 October 2018 after a 17-month-battle with cancer.
Li Yong passed away at 50 years old.