"Our family is heartbroken by Ian's passing," a family statement published Saturday by a King representative said. "He is such a ray of sunshine who genuinely cared about the pleasure of people. Our family requests discretion during this private time."
The outbreak of Delta cases was traced to a pet store employee, prompting officials to test hamsters, with some testing positive.
Bitcoin, the world's largest and most well-known cryptocurrency, is presently trading at around half its November top of $69,000. The last trading at $35,049 was falling as low as $34,000 on Friday.
The relay, which will involve 1,200 torchbearers, will begin on February 2 and conclude just two days later, on February 4, when the Games start in Beijing and the neighboring Hebei province.