China’s ambassador to Israel has died under unclear circumstances.

An Israeli police spokesman confirmed the sudden death on Sunday morning saying, Du Wei was found dead in his house in a Tel Aviv suburb.

He did not comment on the cause of the death of ambassador Du Wei, who was 57 years old and became ambassador to Israel in February, according to the embassy’s website.

The spokesman said:

“As part of the regular procedure, police units are at the scene,”

Israel’s Channel 12 TV, quoting unidentified emergency medical officials, said initial indications were that Du died in his sleep of natural causes.

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