Birol Ünel

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Birol Ünel (18 August 1961 – 3 September 2020) was a Turkish-born German actor. He was born in Mersin, Turkey. His first movie roles was in the 1988 German drama movie The Passenger – Welcome to Germany. He later became known for starring in In July (2000), Head-On (2004), Transylvania (2006), and in Soul Kitchen (2009).

Ünel, suffering from alcoholism,[1] was hospitalized in August 2020. He died a few weeks later from liver cancer in Berlin, aged 59.[2]

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  1. "Going to Extremes: Fatih Akin on His Turkish-German Love Story "Head-On"". Indie Wire. 19 June 2005.
  2. "Duvara Karşı'nın yıldızı Birol Ünel kansere yenildi" (in Turkish). Sozcu. Retrieved 4 September 2020.

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