Chinas Ambassador to Israel Found Dead in Tel Aviv Home, Heart Failure Suspected

JERUSALEM—An Israeli police spokesman has said that Chinas ambassador to Israel was found dead in his Tel Aviv home on Sunday.

Police have launched an investigation into his death, the spokesman said.

Magen David Adom paramedics told Israeli media that Du was found dead lying in his bed. He appeared to have died in his sleep of natural causes.

China's ambassador to Israel

China's ambassador to Israel

People and Israeli police are seen at the door of Chinas ambassador to Israel, Du Weis home in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv, Israel May 17, 2020. (Nir Elias/Reuters)The suspected cause of death is heart failure, Times of Israel reported.

Police did not immediately comment on the cause of death of ambassador Du Wei, who was 57 years old and became ambassador to Israel in February, according to the embassys _