The news about the old man’s death these two days is full of internet. On the Lijiang River, there is an old man with gray beard and hair, wearing linen clothes, a bamboo hat, and carrying bamboo poles with cormorants on both sides of his shoulders. He stands on the bamboo raft, smoothing his white beard from time to time, and taking photos with tourists. He is one of the internet celebrities, a fisherman by the Lijiang River at Yangshuo, Huang Quande.
He is considered to be the spokesman of Yangshuo landscape and the prototype of the boatman in the landscape on the back of the 20 yuan note.
He passed away yesterday morning in his 94 years.