A source in the mayor of new York called the cause of death Churkin

The cause of death, the permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin was a heart attack, said the Associated Press an official in the mayor of new York, who wished to remain anonymous.

Earlier, city authorities said they will not publish official information about the cause of death. The legal Department of new York ordered not to disclose the cause of death Churkin “in order to comply with international law and Protocol”, — said the representative of the Department of forensic science.

Previously on 24 February, the US state Department appealed to the authorities of new York with a request not to disclose the results of forensic medical examination, as “diplomatic immunity Churkin maintained after his death.”