Former King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanou, Dead at 90

Died in Beijing, mourned by Cambodian government


Cambodian retired King Norodom Sihanouk died of natural cause at the age of 90 in China's capital city of Beijing, where he had his diseases treated by Chinese doctors, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Nhik Bun Chhay confirmed on Monday.

"Our former King died at 2:00 a.m. early Monday in Beijing due to natural cause," he told Xinhua over telephone. "This is a great loss for Cambodia. We feel very sad. The former king was a great king that we all respect and love him."