Ertugrul Ghazi star Ayberk Pekcan aka Artuk Bey passes away

Turkish drama Ertugrul Ghazi’s famed actor Ayberk Pekcan, who performed the role of Artuk Bey, has died after a long battle with lung cancer.

He was 51 years old and suffering from the fatal disease for months, family confirmed.

Earlier, Ayberk Pekcan had shared a lengthy note about his illness few months ago, stating, “Dear friends… The process that started with the doctor I went to with a complaint of back pain has come to this point today. I have lung cancer. The tumor has also spread to the liver and adrenal glands.”

“Unfortunately, this disease did not show any symptoms in its initial stages. The first day of chemotherapy… My biggest support is with my family. So are my friends nearby… I will do my best to regain my health. Keep your health wishes and prayers with you. Stay well,” he went on to say.

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