SHANGHAI - Cambodia's former king Norodom Sihanouk died of natural causes at the age of 89 on Monday in Beijing, where he was receiving medical treatment, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

Xinhua cited Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Nhik Bun Chhay as saying Sihanouk died at 2 a.m. Beijing time (1800 GMT Sunday). Sihanouk had been receiving medical treatment in Beijing for a number of years.

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