Video showing last music rehearsal of Turkish Elvis featured on Facebook

ISTANBUL: Video, which showing last music rehearsal of Erol Buyukburc featured on Facebook. Veteran Turkish pop singer Erol Buyukburc, who rose to prominence in the 1970s with his Elvis Presley-like style, was found dead at his Istanbul home, according to Turkish media reports on Thursday.

It was schedule that Turkish Elvis will give a concert in Bursa’s Ataevler Neighborhood. Buyukburc was found dead by his manager Osman Nuri Yazici in his house located in Bebekyokusu neighborhood of Istanbul.

In the video is seen that famous singer is holding his last music rehearsal ahead of his last concert. In the video is also seen that Buyukburc are cheerful mood during rehearsal during which singing a western pop music song.

While for the moment the cause of death remains unknown, Buyukburc’s agent Osman Nuri Yazici vehemently denied allegations of suicide. According to news agencies, the doorman of the singer’s apartment building was forced to call a locksmith in order to enter the singer’s apartment, accompanied by Yazici, after the singer did not answer the door. They found Buyukburc lying on the floor of his bedroom, which was also locked. Yazici told the media that Buyukburc seemed to have tried to reach for the phone but failed before passing away. Police have launched an investigation to find out how he died.

Buyukburc was born in 1936 in the southern province of Adana. His career began with the release of the song “Little Lucy” in 1961. His debut album, “Sevgi Cicekleri” (Flowers of Love), was released in 1975 and propelled him to fame on a national level. He received approximately 200 awards during a career in which he released five vinyl LPs and 75 singles, featuring a total of 1,800 compositions. He also starred in 30 movies.

SOURCE: CIHAN