The great Turkish actor Tarık Akan died today at 00.51 (2151GMT, yesterday) in a private hospital. He suffered from a lung cancer.
The Nazım Hikmet Artististic and Cultural Center confirmed the information: the Turkish actor Tarık Akan died shortly after midnight today in a private hospital in Istanbul. The great actor had been fighting lung cancer for several months.
The committed actor, who had played in 111 movies and four series, was nominated in 1982 for Best Actor at Cannes in the film "Yol". He was rewarded in 1985 with the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He was also six times recipient of the Golden Orange award for Best Actor at Antalya Film Festival.