The Chinese ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his apartment north of Tel Aviv on Sunday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said.
Du Wei, 58, was found dead in his bed and the cause of his death has not yet been given and Israeli police said it was investigating. He was living in the Tel Aviv suburb of Herzliya.
Du Wei was appointed the ambassador in February in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. He previously served as China’s ambassador to Ukraine.
He is survived by a wife and son, both of whom were not in Israel.
Born in October 1962 in Shandong Province of China, Du Wei had a Master’s degree in Law.
Du Wei’s biography is published on the official website of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the State of Isreal.