Sukru Oytan suffered a horrifying heart attack live on air while discussing Turkish football.
He had recently been diagnosed with arrhythmia - a slow or irregular heartbeat - and had undergone a procedure to have a pacemaker fitted. Considering himself once again fit for presenting, he went to work at a local television channel in Turkey’s Eskisehir province.
But while commenting on the Sports Toto 1st League Eskisehirspor-Umraniyespor match, he suddenly slumped forward on his desk. In horrifying live TV footage, Oytan can be seen in this position for several seconds while his co-presenter, Guven Sabaz, looks on in confusion.
A spokesman said: 'He was immediately taken to a hospital. The doctors reported that his state is stable. We express our best wishes to Oytan and his family.'