Aysel Gürel

Musical Artist

1929 – 2008

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Who was Aysel Gürel?

Aysel Gürel was a Turkish lyricist and actress. Besides her lyrics, which were performed by singers throughout Turkey, she was known for her outlandish clothing, make up and wigs.

Aysel Gürel was born in 1929 in Denizli, Turkey, in the western part of the country. She graduated from Istanbul University with a faculty of literature degree. Her lyrics were performed by such noted Turkish singers as Sezen Aksu. Besides lyric writing, Gürel also worked as an actress, drama player and a Turkologist. in 2007, Gürel appeared in a Turkish television commercial for Pepsi.

Gürel was admitted to Metropolitan Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul in December 2007. She was reportedly ill with lung cancer. She died of chronic bronchitis at the age of 80 on February 17, 2008, in Istanbul. Gürel was buried at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery following a funeral at Teşvikiye Mosque.

Gürel was the mother of Turkish actresses, Müjde Ar and Mehtap Ar.

She wrote the lyrics of very popular songs that reached smash hit and classical status in Turkey's music history such as;

Allahaısmarladık by Sezen Aksu

Firuze by Sezen Aksu

Sen Ağlama by Sezen Aksu

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Born
Feb 7, 1929
Denizli
Also known as
  • Gürel, Aysel
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Turkey
Profession
Education
  • Istanbul University
Died
Feb 17, 2008
Istanbul

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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