Turkish teen basketball player dies at age 19

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Turkish basketball player Kadir Bugra Acar has died at the age of 19, his club announced Saturday.

“We have learned with great sadness the death of Frutti Extra Bursaspor’s youth team player Kadir Bugra Acar who had an operation in his leg in the past months,” Frutti Extra Bursaspor said on Twitter.

Bursaspor offered condolences to his family.

The teenager was diagnosed with a bone tumor and had a successful operation in 2019.

Bursaspor had donated the income of a league game to Acar.

In addition to Frutti Extra Bursaspor, several Turkish clubs, including Fenerbahce Beko, Anadolu Efes, Galatasaray, and TOFAS offered condolences to his family.

“I learned with sadness the death of Kadir Bugra Acar, who played in Frutti Extra Bursaspor’ youth team. I wish mercy from Allah to my younger brother and patience to his family,” Turkish Basketball Federation head Hidayet Turkoglu said on Twitter.



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