Influencer is second to die in a month after binge-drinking 'Chinese firewater' …
A 27-year-old internet star has died after drinking 'Chinese firewater' on a live stream.
Zhong Yuan Huang Ge was allegedly seen chugging a bottle of the local spirit known as baijiu, which alcohol content ranges between 35 to 60 per cent. Huang's Douyin account – the Chinese version of TikTok – has reportedly since been deleted.
His wife confirmed the devastating news, according to The Straits Times, explaining that he had been "desperately" trying to make money to pay off debt.
She said he had "to repay hundreds of thousands of yuan in debt that he owed before his marriage".
Huang's death marks the second in a month as a result of drinking challenges, after a fellow influencer experienced a similar fate.