Tunisia's health minister died of a heart attack during a charity marathon to raise awareness about cancer on Sunday.
The 56-year-old minister Slim Chaker reportedly felt ill after running 500 meters right before his speech in the coastal town of Nabeul to raise funds for building a clinic for children with cancer.
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed wrote on Facebook that he had lost a "brother and colleague", who had died doing a noble humanitarian act.
Chaker, a former adviser to President Beji Caid Essebsi, was appointed health minister last month in a major cabinet reshuffle.
He was a former banker who had served in the ministries of finance, sports and youth after the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
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