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Turkish-American Celebrity, Defne Joy Found Dead in Istanbul

ImageTurkish-American television host and actress Defne Joy Foster, 32, was found dead in an apartment Wednesday in Istanbul's Caddebostan neighborhood. Foster reportedly went out with friends Tuesday night and stayed in her friend's apartment on Tanzimat street in Caddebostan, where she was found dead. The report said Foster was suffering from asthma.

She was thought to have died from respiratory difficulty and a heart attack. The certain cause of death will be determined after an autopsy, the report said. Foster, the daughter of a Turkish mother and an American father, had married three years ago and had a son. She first appeared on TV screens as a VJ on Kral music channel and later went into acting on various TV series.

Foster last participated in "Yok Böyle Bir Dans," the Turkish version of "Dancing With the Stars," where she was eliminated last week.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News
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