Turkish theater artist Ferhan Şensoy passed away

Ferhan Şensoy, a theater, cinema and television actor, screenwriter, poet and founder of Ortaoyuncular Theater Group, passed away at the age of 70.

The artist’s ex-wife, actress Derya Baykal, shared on her social media account, “We are very sorry to lose my master, the father of my daughters.” announced the death of Ferhan Şensoy with his statements.

It was learned that the artist, who was being treated at Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, died at around 02:30.

Ferhan Şensoy, a theater, cinema and television actor, screenwriter, poet and founder of Ortaoyuncular Theater Group, passed away at the age of 70. Şensoy’s theater play “Ferhangi Şeyler”, staged for the 1,850th time, was staged in Bodrum on 27 December 2014. (Archive) (Ali Ballı – Anadolu Agency)

Şensoy, who founded his own theater group Ortaoyuncular in 1980, took over the Ortaoyuncular Kavuğu from Münir Özkul in 1989, from Kel Hasan Efendi. The artist handed over the turban, which still maintains its importance for Turkish theater, to actor Rasim Öztekin in 2016.

Ferhan Şensoy, a theater, cinema and television actor, screenwriter, poet and founder of Ortaoyuncular Theater Group, passed away at the age of 70. Theater artist Şensoy (left) handed over Hasan Efendi’s turban, which İsmail Dümbüllü transferred to Münir Özkul, to Rasim Öztekin, a theater, cinema and TV series actor, with a ceremony held at the Ses Theater in Beyoğlu on May 12, 2016. (Archive) (Erhan Elaldı – Anadolu Agency)

Şensoy, who trained many actors throughout his life and presented his one-man show “Ferhangi Şeyler” to the audience since 1987, repaired the historical Ses Operetta and opened it under the name Ses 1885.

Minister Ersoy: Our world of theater and cinema has lost a big plane tree

Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy has issued a condolence message for Ferhan Şensoy, the theater, cinema and television actor, founder of Ortaoyuncular Theater Group, who died at the age of 70 in the hospital where he was treated for a while.

In his message shared on his social media account, Ersoy said, “Our world of theater and cinema has lost a great plane tree. It is with deep sadness that I learned of Ferhan Şensoy’s death. My condolences to the grieving family and all his fans.” used the phrases.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said for the master artist, “It is with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Ferhan Şensoy, the founder of Ortaoyuncular Theatre, actor and writer. We extend our condolences to the grieving family and fans.” message shared.

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