Turkish Olympic boxing official dies in London

Published July 27, 2012

| Associated Press

A boxing official says a Turkish referee has been found dead in his London hotel room.

Turkish Boxing Federation chief Bayram Altug says Friday the body of 73-year-old Garip Erkuyumcu was discovered by a colleague Thursday. A heart attack is suspected and autopsy results are expected Friday.

Erkuyumcu was a member of the International Boxing Association's refereeing and judging commission. Altug says he would have been assisting referees at the Olympics.

Erkuyumcu's body is to flown to Turkey next week.

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