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Diligent and gifted, supporter of charity work and loving son

FUDAN University students were last night mourning the death of Huang Yang, the postgraduate medical student allegedly poisoned by a roommate.

About 50 students from the university went to Zhongshan Hospital early in the afternoon hoping to visit Huang, who was then in a critical condition.

But at around 3:30pm a doctor came out of the intensive care unit to tell them he had died.

Huang's parents were with him.

"The death, and all of these things, came too quickly," said a student called Zhang. "I couldn't believe it."

Zhang said Huang was warm-hearted and easy-going. He couldn't think of any reason why anyone would have wished him harm.

"He was a diligent and gifted student. He was so confident about his future," Zhang said.

Huang, 27, was the only child from a poor family in Rongxian County in Sichuan Province.

Huang's father was a temporary staff member at a middle school in Sichuan and his mother, who suffers from poor health, an accountant at a grocery.

Huang scored 600 out of 750 points in the national college entrance exam in 2004 and continued with his studies for another year because he wanted to study finance at Peking University.

In 2005, he scored 690 points out of 750 and then decided to study medicine.

Huang's ticket to Shanghai was paid for by the Sichuan Province Federation of Trade Unions and the student arrived at Fudan University with 2,000 yuan (US$323) in his pocket from companies in the province.

"His tuitions were all sponsored by companies, part-time jobs and scholarships," Huang's father said.

"Even though he had such a difficult financial condition, he still bought me and his mother a cellphone."

Huang was a top student throughout his undergraduate studies. But when he was accepted as a postgraduate degree student, Huang thought he might decline the opportunity and look for jobs so he could help his parents.

"It was my teachers, family and friends that encouraged me to continue my way in the study of medicine," Huang said at a scholarship award ceremony.

"Huang was very capable. As we all know, medical students are very busy, but he still find time to do charity work," said Gao, a fellow student who knew Huang from a campus society where students went to remote areas to teach children.

"The last time I called Huang was on April 3. He was in hospital and told me he would come back to work with us on the next project after he recovered," Gao said.

"He thought he was suffering from food poisoning. His voice sounded the same as usual, so I didn't think the illness would become so serious."


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