Cooks of rumors on famous TV host nailed

Cao Kefan, who was a regular host of Shanghai International Film Festival, was rumored to have been fired and taken his own life.

Cao Kefan

Two people have been caught for spreading rumors about Cao Kefan, a well known Shanghai TV host, police said yesterday.

Cao was rumored to have been fired by Shanghai TV and then to have committed suicide after an internet financial company he endorsed went bankrupt. He issued a statement through a law firm yesterday condemning the rumors.

Police in Xuhui District said they started their investigation after Cao reported the case to them.

Cao was a regular host of the Shanghai International Film Festival, and played a part in the Chinese movie “The Flowers of War” by Zhang Yimou.

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