While a ceremony was held at Bornova City Cemetery for Erhan Önal, one of the former football players of Galatasaray, nicknamed “Papaz Erhan”, the funeral prayer was also performed at the cemetery due to pandemic conditions.
Many people from the world of sports, art and business attended the funeral of Erhan Önal, the father of Bige Önal, one of the actors of the series You Play Door. In addition, the fans were present at Erhan Önal’s funeral. Actor Bige Önal did not leave his beloved Aras Bulut Iynemli on this painful day.
Erhan Önal’s teammates Arif Kocabıyık and Metin Yıldız, who played together in Galatasaray, said that they were deeply saddened. Stating that Erhan Önal has a very good personality, Arif Kocabıyık said, “I am very sorry, he was both a very good person and a very good football player. Thank you all, we will miss him.”
Metin Yıldız said, “Thanks to all of us. What should have been here could not be here due to the pandemic. We are very sorry, we lost a valuable person.” used expressions.
Erhan Önal, who made history as the first Turkish footballer to play in the Bundesliga by wearing Bayern Munich jersey in Germany, became ill due to the clot he had in 2012. Erhan Önal, who lost his mother recently, was taken by his relatives to Dokuz Eylül University Medical Faculty Hospital on Monday, March 15, 2021 due to stomach and intestinal ailments. He was hospitalized by stating that he needed surgery. On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Erhan Önal’s heart stopped before the surgery. The heart was first worked out with intervention. However, Erhan Önal, whose heart stopped after a while, could not be saved despite the interventions. Erhan Önal was unable to overcome the second crisis and died at around 14:00.