Ertuğrul star Ayberk Pekcan passes away due to lung cancer

Ertuğrul star Ayberk Pekcan passes away due to lung cancer

He played Artuk Bey in the popular Turkish series.
Updated 25 Jan, 2022

Turkish series Dirilis: Ertugrul star Ayberk Pekcan passed away on Monday (January 25).

According to Daily Sabah, Pekcan succumbed to lung cancer after battling the illness for a prolonged period of time. He was born in 1970 and had studied theatre in university.

The 51-year-old actor Turkish actor was known for playing the character of Artuk Bey in the popular series.

Pekcan had starred in many Turkish productions over the span of his career, including the popular Turkish series Valley of the Wolves (Kurtlar Vadisi).

Pekcan's Dirilis: Ertugrul co-stars Esra Bilgiç and Engin Altan Düzyatan took to Instagram to send their condolences and remember the actor.

Bilgiç shared how Pekchan's "valuable advice" helped her with her acting. "Today is a hard day," she wrote in her Instagram Stories. "I am saddened to lose my dear brother Ayberk. He was one of my elders who changed my perspective towards the acting profession through the valuable advice he gave me in Dirilis: Ertugrul, my first step into acting. He was a very intelligent [actor] who I had the chance to work with. He was a very funny and cheerful person. We would have such a blast. Our stomachs would hurt from laughing on set. Sending condolences to all his family and loved ones."

"Rest in peace Ayberk brother," posted Düzyatan on his Instagram Stories.

Ertugrul co-star Edip Zeydan sent prayers for Pekchan on his Instagram Stories as well. "Rest in peace my brother," he wrote.

Many Dirilis: Ertugrul fans in Pakistan offered prayers and expressed grief over the actor's demise.

"May Allah bless his family with patience. May he rest in peace," tweeted a netizen.

"Sad news for Ertugrul fans," shared one user.

"End of an era," read another tweet.

Our condolences to the actor's family in this difficult time.


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Usman Kaleem Jan 25, 2022 10:29am
Gone too soon ! Loved the character he played in Ertugrul series
HK Jan 25, 2022 10:30am
Rest in peace!
Sak Jan 25, 2022 10:37am
Rest In Peace Artuk Bey. Loved his role.
Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Jan 25, 2022 10:46am
Wonderful Actor. Condolences to the family. Rip
Zak Jan 25, 2022 11:00am
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un He was such a great actor and made Ertugrul series more meanungful. Sad sad loss.
GK Jan 25, 2022 11:09am
What a news there should be a Statue for him in Islamabad
NYS Jan 25, 2022 11:53am
Pakman Jan 25, 2022 12:18pm
Saddened to hear about his untimely death, may his soul Rest In Peace.
Sane Mind1st Jan 25, 2022 12:21pm
RIP. Now Pakistani stars, actor, tik tokers will come out in full strength to show themselves. Why waste the oppurtunity.
Fandom Beyond the Boarders Jan 25, 2022 12:26pm
A big loss for the Turkish drama/film industry.
GULZAR ALAM Jan 25, 2022 12:57pm
@Sak Rest in peace!
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jan 25, 2022 02:31pm
What a grave, grim, grisly, gross, gruesome and great tragedy? Inna Lilla Hay Waa Inna Illehey Rajayoon.
M. Saeed Jan 25, 2022 03:06pm
Very humble character in the drama series, now gone. May his soul rest in peace.
Mudasir Jan 25, 2022 04:27pm
@HK Ameen
Mudasir Jan 25, 2022 04:28pm
Ameen Rest in Peace
Saad Hasan Jan 25, 2022 05:11pm
Inna lillah e waina ilahe rajion.
D’Souza Jan 25, 2022 06:03pm
Because of this show I saw Pakistani little children playing with wooden swords and being hateful at a young age.
well-wisher Jan 25, 2022 07:21pm
RIP, brother.
diesel moolana Jan 25, 2022 07:30pm
sad to hear, may he get eternal peace.
Pak-UK Jan 26, 2022 01:42am
Rest in peace. He was a brilliant actor.
May his Soul rest in Peace, Ina lilahe wa inna ilaihe rajioon Jan 26, 2022 04:30pm
Great message he delivered in Ertugrul drama...Great Actor...
Pauline Jan 27, 2022 10:57am
Loved his character on Ertugrul!!!!