By Muslim Mirror Desk
Ankara: A prominent Turkish actor Ayberk Pekcan, also known as Artuk Bey in the popular Turkish series ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’, has passed away due to lung cancer. His death caused shockwaves throughout the country and many actors, people expressed their condolences. He was 52 year old. He will be remembered for his role in the blockbuster ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’ (Dirilis: Ertugrul) series which was translated into several languages including Urdu.
Pekcan had been struggling with cancer for a while.
Ayberk Pekcan, who took part in movies, theaters and TV series, was receiving hope and potential treatments at the service of a private hospital in Mersin, a southern province of Turkiye.
Ayberk Pekcan shared a message from his social media account on October 22 last year’s October 22 about his illness.
“I have lung cancer. The tumor has also spread to the liver and adrenal glands,” Pekcan wrote.
“Unfortunately, this disease did not show any symptoms in its initial stages. First day of chemotherapy. My biggest support is 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 added.
Artuk Bey Character
The actor was born in 1970 and graduated from Mersin University’s Theatre Department.
He starred in many productions, including the highly popular Valley of the Wolves (Kurtlar Vadisi) series.
He played the Artuk Bey character, main protagonist Ertugrul’s right-hand man in the blockbuster ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’ (Dirilis: Ertugrul) series.