According to a Tuesday report in Yedioth Ahronoth, Tzahor, 70, was killed when a he was hit by a car while riding his mountain bike in central Israel.
Back in 1986, Tzahor headed the mission to find Vanunu – who had fled to London – and bring him to justice.
A female Mossad agent lured the spy to Rome, where he was eventually apprehended.
Tzahor took part is dozens of the intelligence agency's special operations. In the late 1970s he was named deputy director of the Kidon ("spear") Unit, which according to foreign publications is the agency's "assassination squad." He later became the unit's director.
Tzahor will be laid to rest on Tuesday evening in the Hadera Cemetery.
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