Popular YouTuber dies with girlfriend in fire at Istanbul studio

Popular YouTuber dies with girlfriend in fire at Istanbul studio

Çetin Aydın - ISTANBUL

A popular YouTuber in Turkey has died in a fire with his girlfriend at his studio in Istanbul. 

Twenty-five-year-old university student Emre Özkan, whose comedy sketches were watched millions of times on YouTube, had rented a studio in the Bağcılar district.

A fire erupted in the studio early Nov. 13 when Özkan was thought be to sleeping with his girlfriend Nahide Cansu Kovancı, a student of the Istanbul Technical University conservatory.

Özkan’s and Kovancı’s bodies were taken out of the burnt premises in the morning after firefighters put out the fire.

Initial findings of the investigation suggested the fire erupted due to electrical malfunctioning.

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