The final Mao

Mao Zedong’s last surviving son dies.

Mao Anqing, the only known surviving son of Mao Zedong, the late founder of China’s communist government, has died, a government news agency reported Saturday. He was 84.

Mao Anqing died Friday, the China News Service said, without citing a cause of death. He had no role in government, suffered from psychiatric problems and is believed to have spent much of his adult life in mental hospitals.

Born in 1923, Mao Anqing was the second son of Mao and his first wife, Yang Kaihui, while they were activists. Yang was executed in 1930 by the then-ruling Nationalist government.

2 Responses to The final Mao

  1. Sue says:

    Has there been much reaction by the Chinese people? I wonder if there were any daughters….

  2. Bryan says:

    I believe there is a daughter or two still alive.

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