Chinese actress Bai Jing was murdered by her husband during an alleged domestic dispute this past Tuesday in their home in Beijing's Chaoyang district. Jing's husband Zhou Chenghai reportedly stabbed her before killing himself according to reports published by the Chinese media.
The 29-year-old actress starred in "Kung Fu Wing Chun", "Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon", and a dozen other movies, TV series such as "Legend of Xiangxi," as well as children's drama and musicals.
Many regarded Jing as China's best-known female kung-fu star and until recently expected her to be Michelle Yeoh's successor.
The couples strained marriage was actually well documented in the Chinese press, including a story which said that Bai conspired with her boyfriend in the triad to steal 20 million yuan (S$4 million) from Zhou and hire a prostitute to seduce him in order to get a divorce, from which she would get more money.
The final straw which led to Zhou snapping and allegedly killing them both was the death of Zhou's mother on January 31st who believe it or not was reported to have died from anger after discovering Jing's plot is steal her son's money.
The case is still under investigation but is rather bizarre to say the least.