Chinese General Xu Caihou Dies of Cancer Amid Graft Investigation

March 15, 2015 10:58 PM

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Chinese General Xu Caihou Dies of Cancer Amid Graft Investigation

BEIJING—Chinese Gen. Xu Caihou, the highest-ranking military figure to be caught in President Xi Jinping’s anticorruption drive, has died, state media reported.

Gen. Xu, who was 71 years old, died of bladder cancer on Sunday, the official Xinhua News Agency said, adding that military prosecutors had dropped their case against the official.

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