The father of murdered Turkish DJ Koray Alpergin has announced the details for his son’s burial. Tuncay Alpergin shared the details of the funeral, accompanied by a heartfelt message from the family.
The funeral service for Koray will take place at Palmers Green Mosque, North London, with funeral prayers held at midday.
From there, Koray will make his final journey to Enfield, where he will be buried at Lavender Hill Cemetery. The graveside service will start at 1.30pm.
The full text, translated into English, reads: “As you are all aware we lost our beloved Koray tragically on 15thof October 2022. He will be taking his final journey on Monday 31stOctober. Koray was an amazing person, who loved life and his loss will forever be felt by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.
“Cenaze prayers will be held at Palmers Green Mosque, 30 Oakthorpe Road, N13 5JL. Prayers will begin at 12pm.
“Burial will be at Lavender Hill Cemetery at 1.30pm.
“Additionally, we will be holding his Mevlut at our family home on the 24th floor at 18.00pm.”
Three men have been charged with the kidnap and murder of DJ Koray. The three, Ali Kavak, 25, Erdogan Ulcay, 55, and a 17-year-old boy, appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 25 October, for a preliminary hearing with a trial date set for September 2023. The men will return to the Old Bailey in January to enter a plea.
Fundraiser for Koray’s legacy
Koray’s friends and family have set up a GoFundMe page for those wishing to make a donation to a charitable cause in his name.
The fund has reached nearly three quarters of its £10,000 target, currently standing at £7,455 following donations from 43 people.
The page states that Koray’s loved ones have been left “completely broken and devastated” by the news of his murder.
“Koray was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. A much loved member of his family, a special friend to all and a huge member of the community with the biggest heart. Koray always thought of everyone, he was kind and caring and always supported those around him.
“He was such a light in the community, loved by his family, treasured by his friends and he lived his life to the fullest”, states the note on the GoFundMe page.
The organisers confirmed that all the money raised by the fundraiser will go “towards a charitable cause in his memory (sadaqa jaria).”
Click here to donate.