brain hemorrhage: He had been hospitalized in late September with liver failure caused by cirrhosis and had received a transplant Oct. 6, according to Turkey's Anadolu news agency, which announced the death, according to Toronto Star. On Nov. 11, he had surgery for a brain hemorrhage. He was 50. Suleymanoglu, who stood about 4 feet 10 inches and competed as a featherweight, was internationally known by the time he competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. With flag-waving Turks cheering him in the wrestling auditorium in Seoul, Suleymanoglu pronounced soo-lay-MAHN-oo-loo won his first Olympic gold medal. Not only had he set more than 20 world records; he had also defected from Bulgaria, where he and his family were oppressed ethnic Turks, to Turkey, which celebrated him as a national hero. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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