China’s Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, has died in his apartment in a Tel Aviv suburb, Israeli police and media say.
Mr. Du, 57, was found dead in his bed and the cause of his death has not yet been reported.
He was only appointed ambassador in February having previously served as China’s envoy to Ukraine.
The ambassador was married and had a son but his family is not believed to have been in the country. He was living in the Tel Aviv suburb of Herzliya.
An Israeli police spokesman told Reuters news agency: “As part of the regular procedure, police units are at the scene.”
Israel’s Channel 12 TV, quoting unnamed medical sources, said initial indications were that Mr. Du had died in his sleep of natural causes.