Tragedy struck the tech industry as the CEO of Micro-Star International (MSI) Sheng-Chang “Charles” Chiang suddenly passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Multiple sources have confirmed that Mr. Chiang fell to his death from the 7th floor of a building in Taipei’s Zhonghe District. The fall caused a loud noise and purportedly shocked nearby employees, which prompted the call for police and emergency services. He was immediately rushed to the hospital after the incident, and was pronounced dead by then. Per a preliminary investigation by the local police, there was no foul play involved.

MSI subsequently released an official statement to Tom’s Hardware regarding his passing:

“Earlier today, MSI GM and CEO Charles Chiang passed away. Having been a part of the company for more than 20 years, he made outstanding contributions and was admired by his colleagues. Mr. Chiang was a respected leader in the MSI family, and helped pave the way for the brand’s success. We are all deeply saddened by the news, and are mourning the loss of Mr. Chiang. He will be deeply missed by the entire team.”

MSI Gaming’s official Facebook page has also changed their profile photo in accordance with Mr. Chiang’s passing.

Mr. Chiang’s resume under MSI was extensive, joining the company in 1999 as vice president for engineering. In 2010, he was promoted to General Manager for MSI’s Desktop Platform Business Division, and was seated as CEO in 2019.

MSI CEO Chiang as seen on the left of this photo

We extend our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues of CEO Chiang and to MSI in this time of mourning.