A few minutes before this past Shabbos, the body of Rav Asaf z”l was found in his apartment in Uman. He was in his forties. Several people broke into his apartment after not seeing him for a few days at the Tzion of Rebbe Nachman. He suffered from diabetes and other background diseases and according to doctors he collapsed in his house and was found four days later.
According to the testimony of those who arrived at the scene, there was no smell of decay from him due to his being a very righteous person. Rescue volunteers who arrived immediately were left with no choice and together with a doctor from Ukraine determined his death on the spot. Since there was no time to bury him before Shabbos other Breslov chassidim sat by his body the whole shabbos and said tehillim.
He was also known as the one who would feed the pigeons near the Tzion of Rabbeinu.
His body will be flown to Israel for burial.
תהא נשמתו צרורה בצרור החיים.